sheep dip


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sheep dip

also sheep-dip (shēp′dĭp′)
n.
Any of various liquid preparations containing pesticides into which sheep are dipped to control external parasites.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheep dip - a liquid mixture containing pesticides in which sheep are dipped to kill parasitessheep dip - a liquid mixture containing pesticides in which sheep are dipped to kill parasites
liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
pesticide - a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
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These ranged from grassland herbicides and insecticides to wetting agents, sheep dip, growth regulators fungicides and disinfectants.
The 12-year-old mare, called Zeta, stumbled into a disused concrete sheep dip and became stuck fast between the tree and the stable at Hole Bottom Farm on Thornhills Beck Lane.
Having escaped the sheep dip of her recent presenting stint on Flockstars, Gabby Logan is back, this time with Let's Play Darts for Sports Relief (BBC2).
Pig is worried by a cherry stain on his coat which he can't remove; he is successively helped by a goat, who licks him with a mouth full of beetroot juice, a cow, who tries to wipe if off with tractor oil, and a sheep, who invites him into a sheep dip which turns out to be full of sheep dye.
Ms Morden said: "I know my constituent well and I am absolutely convinced, having gone through his case in great detail, that his health condition was caused by exposure to sheep dip.
Nick Freeman's dog Rocco collapsed after catching a parasite in a North Wales sheep dip.
And an opportunity was wasted when they dipped Brendan Cole, dressed as a sheep, into sheep dip.
Now it's much more about sex and scandal than sheep dip and shearing.
Before last week, one of Shiels's most recent mentions in the Racing Post was in December 1998, when he nearly died after sipping sheep dip, which he mistook for whisky as he rode with a local hunt through Jedburgh.
Two unusually named whiskies, Sheep Dip and Pig's Nose, are set to be relaunched into the UK off-trade.