theave

theave

(θiːv)
n
(Animals) dialect Midland English a young ewe in her first or second year that has not yet given birth to a lamb
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56; Tex theave to pounds 75; Tex M&C to pounds 65; Tex tup to pounds 61.
The theave and store lambs are also worthy of note.
Store lambs 330 entries, av PS41; Theaves to PS50; M&C to PS56; Wethers to PS49.