sheep's eyes

Related to sheep's eyes: ram into

sheep's eyes

(shēps)
pl.n.
Shyly amorous glances.
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sheep's eyes

pl n
old-fashioned amorous or inviting glances
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sheep's′ eyes`


n.pl.
shy, amorous, lovesick glances: making sheep's eyes at her.
[1520–30]
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References in classic literature ?
There are three old widowers at home who have been casting sheep's eyes at me for some time.
"Widowers and sheep's eyes don't sound very romantic, Aunty."
Hans went into the stable, cut out all the calves' and sheep's eyes, and threw them in Gretel's face.
Heavytop, the Colonel's wife, died in Jamaica of the yellow faver and a broken heart comboined, for the horrud old Colonel, with a head as bald as a cannon-ball, was making sheep's eyes at a half- caste girl there.
To make the small folded hexagons for the sheep's eyes, fold a black circle (D) in half both ways and lightly crease the folds.
I brought in 20 sheep's eyes to work this week for a project we're working on at the moment where someone gets their eye cut open and the inside pops out.
In retrospect, if my voice hadn't chosen to disappear deep within me at the time, I would have tried to pleasantly ask the butcher to shield the sheep's eyes from the its unpleasant surroundings.
I'm not sure if I have the guts to try Morris dancing or eating a sheep's eyes, but a drive in the Nissan Leaf electric car should be bearable.
They found that sick sheep's eyes had a distinctive 'glow,' reports the BBC.
Fortunately, he doesn't seem daft enough to respond to your sheep's eyes. Leave him - and the booze - alone.
Dog mess, spilt milk, mouldy food, vomit, dirty nappies and sheep's eyes are just some of the items found in filthy cars.