shepherdess


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shep·herd·ess

 (shĕp′ər-dĭs)
n.
A girl or woman who herds, guards, and tends sheep.

shepherdess

(ˈʃɛpədɛs)
n
(Agriculture) a woman employed to tend sheep

shep•herd•ess

(ˈʃɛp ər dɪs)

n.
a girl or woman who herds sheep.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shepherdess - a woman shepherdshepherdess - a woman shepherd      
sheepherder, sheepman, shepherd - a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
Translations
pastirica

shepherdess

[ˈʃepədɪs] Npastora f, zagala f

shepherdess

[ˈʃɛpərdɛs] nbergère fshepherd's pie n (British)hachis m Parmentier

shepherdess

nSchäferin f

shepherdess

[ˈʃɛpədɪs] npastorella
References in classic literature ?
The dressing-rooms emptied and the ballet-girls, crowding around Sorelli like timid sheep around their shepherdess, made for the foyer through the ill-lit passages and staircases, trotting as fast as their little pink legs could carry them.
The hunter determined to become a shepherd, and his wife too became a shepherdess.
Now it happened once that the shepherd came to the country where the shepherdess lived.
Then the shepherdess thought of that evening when she had sat at the full moon by the mill-pond and had played on the golden flute; the recollection was too much for her, and she burst into tears.
Then was it that the innocent and fair young shepherdess roamed from vale to vale and hill to hill, with flowing locks, and no more garments than were needful modestly to cover what modesty seeks and ever sought to hide.
If a second traveller had passed, he would have seen a strange thing, -- a shepherdess watching her flock, clad in a cashmere grown, with ear-rings and necklace of pearls, diamond pins, and buttons of sapphires, emeralds, and rubies.
Then the secret of Thuvia's excitement became apparent as from her lips there issued the purring sound I had heard once before; that time that, within the Golden Cliffs, she called the fierce banths about her and led them as a shepherdess might lead her flock of meek and harmless sheep.
She buys a couple of begilt Bristol boards at the Fancy Stationer's and paints her very best upon them-- a shepherd with a red waistcoat on one, and a pink face smiling in the midst of a pencil landscape--a shepherdess on the other, crossing a little bridge, with a little dog, nicely shaded.
Honeythunder to dinner, with a troubled mind (for the discomfiture of the dear old china shepherdess lay heavy on it), and gave his arm to Helena Landless.
What was funnier: Mark Anthony (Biggus Dickus) taking a detached-looking shepherdess (Little Bored Peep) roughly under a tree, or scheming Atia straddling Timon - Jez from Corrie with a David Brent goatee - in return for flogging her a stallion?
His journey to a rich widow leads to an unexpected romance with a simple shepherdess from his own village in this star-crossed romance of ironies and missed signs.
She takes out her frustration most keenly on the haughty shepherdess, Phoebe (Charlotte Parry).