Sheep's bit (Bot.), a European herb (Jasione montana) having much the appearance of scabious.
Sheep pox (Med.), a contagious disease of sheep, characterixed by the development of vesicles or
pocks upon the skin. Sheep scabious. (Bot.) Same as Sheep's bit. Sheep shears, shears
in which the blades form the two ends of a steel bow, by the elasticity of which they open as often as
pressed together by the hand in cutting; so called because used to cut off the wool of sheep. Sheep
sorrel. (Bot.), a prerennial herb (Rumex Acetosella) growing naturally on poor, dry, gravelly soil. Its
leaves have a pleasant acid taste like sorrel. Sheep's-wool (Zoöl.), the highest grade of Florida
commercial sponges Sheep tick (Zoöl.), a wingless parasitic insect (Melophagus ovinus) belonging
to the Diptera. It fixes its proboscis in the skin of the sheep and sucks the blood, leaving a swelling.
Called also sheep pest, and sheep louse. Sheep walk, a pasture for sheep; a sheep run. Wild
sheep. (Zoöl.) See Argali, Mouflon, and Oörial.
(Sheep"back`) n. (Geol.) A rounded knoll of rock resembling the back of a sheep. produced
by glacial action. Called also roche moutonnée; usually in the plural.
(Sheep"ber`ry) n. (Bot.) The edible fruit of a small North American tree of the genus Viburnum
having white flowers in flat cymes; also, the tree itself. Called also nannyberry.
(Sheep"bite`) v. i. To bite or nibble like a sheep; hence, to practice petty thefts. [Obs.] Shak.
(Sheep"bit`er) n. One who practices petty thefts. [Obs.] Shak.
There are political sheepbiters as well as pastoral; betrayers of public trusts as well as of private.L'Estrange.
(Sheep"cot` Sheep"cote`) n. A small inclosure for sheep; a pen; a fold.
(Sheep"-faced`) a. Over-bashful; sheepish.