In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I am merely a sheep, wishing to return to the sheepfold.
- Derelict sheepfolds were like empty agricultural rooms.
- Go through the derelict farm, through a sheepfold, and follow the Shalloch Burn which is crossed on a girder bridge about a quarter of a mile beyond the farm.
- The notion is that of sheep being gathered into the sheepfold.
- The dogs were sympathetic to this proposal, so the wolves, making their way inside the sheepfold, tore the dogs to pieces.
- They will share with us their wealth in livestock and their knowledge of the sheepfolds and pastures as we will share the bounty of the barley field and vineyards.
- Everyday features of the countryside from sheepfolds to packhorse bridges carry all kinds of fascinating clues about how man's activities have shaped the Lake District landscape.
- At a sheepfold the track loses its companion walls and stone surface and diminishes to a narrow path with railway sleepers over the numerous spring fed rivulets.
- Jesus told the people that whoever entered the sheepfold by any route other than the gate was a thief.
- The viewing platform resembles a raised circular sheepfold and is surmounted by a weathervane depicting a front-load tractor.
- In particular, they believed that the time was ripe for the fulfilment of an ancient prophecy: soon there would be ‘one sheepfold and one shepherd’.
- One is a cracked mud floor made from local earth, another a stone sheepfold bisected by the museum's French doors, half of it indoors and half in the open air.
- No, what is required is something contemporary, a song that at least emerged from the confusion of modern, urban Scotland, that sings of the streets rather than the rivers and sheepfolds.
- Mary works mainly in pencil and watercolours and creates linocuts prints - her particular favourites being of old barns and sheepfolds.
- The problem was timorous shepherds who failed to protect the flock, and especially the lambs, fearing to confront the wolves admitted to the sheepfold.
- He knew the fields and the woods, the wild creatures and the birds; he knew how to plough and to reap; he could keep an allotment full of vegetables all the year round; he understood a stable and a dairy, a paddock and sheepfold.
- Within the northern compound is a rectangular structure, probably a post-medieval sheepfold.
- It also holds information on historic buildings, listed and unlisted, and landscape features, such as sheepfolds and dry stone walls.
- In the fourth millennium BC it was divided into two sections by means of a wall, the outer section being used as a sheepfold and the inner as a living area.
- After covering twice the required distance on the first day, we decided to cheat a bit and inquired at a remote farmhouse about purchasing food and spending the night in the sheepfold.
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