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n.1.Act of shearing sheep.
2.A feast at the time of sheep-shearing.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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cried Ahab, aye, Queequeg, the harpoons lie all twisted and wrenched in him; aye, Daggoo, his spout is a big one, like a whole shock of wheat, and white as a pile of our Nantucket wool after the great annual sheep-shearing; aye, Tashtego, and he fan-tails like a split jib in a squall.
They were much quoted at sheep-shearing and haymaking times, but I refrain from recording them here, lest Tom's wit should prove to be like that of many other bygone jesters eminent in their day--rather of a temporary nature, not dealing with the deeper and more lasting relations of things.
THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have tried their hand at sheep-shearing on a visit to the North.
THIS Bank Holiday weekend, sheepshearing gets underway at the awardwinning Hall Hill Farm near Lanchester in County Durham The popular Durham attraction, which recently received the silver award in Best Small Visitor Attraction in England, is inviting its visitors to enjoy a demonstration of the traditional skill of sheep-shearing today and tomorrow with demonstrations at regular intervals starting from noon.
WALES' national sheep-shearing team had an unforgettable journey to this year's World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in New Zealand.
cymru/sioe covering the main ring and the sheep-shearing competitions, with optional Englishlanguage commentary on the daytime coverage, as well as evening highlights.
If you can't make the sheep-shearing weekend, don't worry, there will be loads of fantastic activities and crafts throughout the summer break, with pond dipping and explorer packs available every day.
After meeting a ram called Fred and watching sheep-shearing, they were shown a tuft of alpaca wool by exhibitor Lyn Crejan, 67.
Rebecca Simpson was the first to correctly identify the September/October mystery tool as a sheep-shearing chair, on which the sheep are placed to make shearing a little easier.
The 1875 patent for this sheep-shearing chair says, "The sheep, having been placed on the seat in the position desired for commencing the clipping, is not moved during the entire process.
He has also been spending his summer holidays there, and these two books tell of life on an Australian farm, one telling of the sheep-shearing of spring and the other of life during the summer when their lives are threatened by a bushfire.
There will also be a Punch and Judy show and sheep-shearing demonstrations at the farm in Clarence Street, Hillfields.