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.

sheep-dip

n
1. (Agriculture) any of several liquid disinfectants and insecticides in which sheep are immersed to kill vermin and germs in their fleece
2. (Agriculture) a deep trough containing such a liquid

sheep′-dip`



n.
a lotion or wash usu. applied by immersion to the fleece or skin of a sheep to kill vermin.
[1860–65]
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It was an exceedingly effective sheep-dip as it helped eradicate ticks and the like that caused such problems in sheep.
After the group disappeared into a giant mid-stage sheep-dip they re-emerged for one final flourish, romping through Stomp and Chain Reaction to defer the audience's gratification before the inevitable finale.
He said: "Organisations in both the public and private sector are aware that to get the very best out of the staff they need to offer them regular personal development opportunities - and rightly so - but far too often they give far too little thought to what their staff's individual needs are and how best to meet them and instead adopt a sheep-dip approach.
Ducks will be used instead of sheep for a sheep-dip demonstration today at Loughborough Agricultural Show.
A BOY of two drowned after falling into his farmer dad's sheep-dip.
In the show, Shaun and his flock will get up to all sorts of adventures, including synchronised swimming in sheep-dip and disguising themselves in scarecrow's clothes.
He likes to pretend he's mean and moody but really he is just sulking because he stinks of sheep-dip and nobody wants to go to the pub with him while he talks about how great he is.
And if the horny-handed sons of the soil want to get together once a year to discuss the price of sheep-dip then fair play to them.