Definitions of ewe

  1. a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana
  2. female sheep
  3. a Kwa language spoken by the Ewe people in Ghana and Togo and Benin
  4. The female of the sheep, and of sheeplike animals.
  5. A female sheep, or the female of animals like the sheep.

Usage examples for ewe

  1. For sheep and goats the number was extended up to ten, though it probably never happened that more than triplets were ever born to an ewe or to a mother- goat. – Babylonian-Assyrian Birth-Omens and Their Cultural Significance by Morris Jastrow
  2. Take, for example, the gods of the Ewe and Tshi. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  3. The wether is much superior to the ewe. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  4. There is no difference in the wether and ewe. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  5. Art thou not the little ewe lamb of the poor man? – Shanty the Blacksmith; A Tale of Other Times by Mrs. Sherwood [AKA: Mrs. Mary Martha Sherwood]
  6. But- I wonder the Convent cares to risk its ewe lamb on that infernal patch of veld?" – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  7. The manor of Graveley is of great antiquity; it was given by William I. to William, Earl of Ewe. – Hertfordshire by Herbert W Tompkins
  8. It would be his Minnie who would be chosen- he felt it coming, the sacrifice would fall on his one little ewe- lamb. – In Times Like These by Nellie L. McClung
  9. I used to think there was nothing more hopeless than an old merino ewe, until I met a battery mule- he's a shade worse! – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  10. But it would also happen occasionally that one of the tenderer ewe- lambs of the flock needed comfort from the presence of the shepherd. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  11. Beside every ewe in the flock stood a tiny white lamb! – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  12. Nearing the allotted threescore and ten, blessed with a loving, beloved wife and this one idolized ewe- lamb, surrounded by luxury, in good health, honored, and honorable,- trouble and travail seemed to have passed him by. – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  13. I'll be there with him at nine o'clock, with a halter round his old ewe neck." – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  14. He could have thrown both arms around her ewe neck and hugged her. – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  15. Place the ewe on her haunches and drench carefully. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek