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I've eaten sheep's eyes, the still hot meat from a zebra killed by a lion, and maggots which give you 70 calories to the ounce.
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Meaning of "sheep's eyes" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHEEP'S EYES

sheep's eyes play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHEEP'S EYES

noun
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sheep's eyes is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHEEP'S EYES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sheep's eyes in the English dictionary

The definition of sheep's eyes in the dictionary is amorous or inviting glances.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHEEP'S EYES

sheep ked
sheep measles
sheep race
sheep run
sheep sorrel
sheep station
sheep tick
sheep track
sheep-dip
sheep-worrying
sheep´s fescue
sheep´s sorrel
sheepberry
sheepcot
sheepcote
sheepdog
sheepdog trial
sheepfold
sheephead
sheepherder

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHEEP'S EYES

a sight for sore eyes
all eyes
bedroom eyes
close one´s eyes
come-to-bed eyes
eyes
four-eyes
goo-goo eyes
make eyes
pull the wool over someone´s eyes
snake eyes
up to one´s eyes

Synonyms and antonyms of sheep's eyes in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sheep's eyes» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHEEP'S EYES

Find out the translation of sheep's eyes to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sheep's eyes from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sheep's eyes» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

羊的眼睛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Los ojos de ovejas
570 millions of speakers

English

sheep´s eyes
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भेड़ की आँखें
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عيون الغنم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

глаза овечьи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Os olhos de ovelhas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভেড়া এর চোখ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

les yeux doux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mata biri-biri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schafen die Augen aus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

羊の目
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

양 의 눈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mripat wedhus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mắt cừu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆடுகளின் கண்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मेंढी डोळे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Koyun gözleri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Gli occhi di pecora
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

owcze oczy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

очі овечі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ochii de oaie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μάτια προβάτου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skape se oë
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

får ögon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sauer øyne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sheep's eyes

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHEEP'S EYES»

The term «sheep's eyes» is used very little and occupies the 177.731 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHEEP'S EYES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sheep's eyes

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QUOTES WITH «SHEEP'S EYES»

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Bear Grylls
I've eaten sheep's eyes, the still hot meat from a zebra killed by a lion, and maggots which give you 70 calories to the ounce.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHEEP'S EYES»

Discover the use of sheep's eyes in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sheep's eyes and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Most Remarkable Fella: Frank Loesser and the Guys and ...
Sheep's eye is, just as you suspect, descriptive of amorous longing. I suppose the exact expression is "making sheep's eyes at." The color and sound of this was enough for me to hope that this passage of the song would describe the imagined ...
Susan Loesser, 2000
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An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions: Second Edition
... not batan eyelid, one in the eye, open their eyes, pass their eye over, public eye, pull the wool over their eyes, raise their eyebrows, raised eyebrows, right between the eyes, scales fall from their eyes, see eye to eye, sheep's eyes, shut their ...
Ian Stuart-Hamilton, 2006
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South from Hell-fer-Sartin: Kentucky Mountain Folk Tales
Somebody had give her a one-eyed fish to eat. He jumped off the chimley and run home and told 'em she shore was a witch. They were afraid to come back and rob her because they thought she was a witch. Casting Sheep's Eyes ...
Leonard W. Roberts, 1988
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The Dictionary of Nautical, University, Gypsy and Other ...
SHEEN, bad money. Scotch. SHEEP'S EYES, "to make SHEEP'S EYES at a person,” to cast amorous glances towards one on the sly: But he, the beast, was casting SHEEP'S EYES at her, Out of his bullock head.” - Colman, Broad Grins, p. 57.
John Camden Hotten, 2007
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The Universal Songster
SHEEP'S EYES; OR, NEDDY NOODLe'S COURTSHIP. Air — " A Frog he would a wooing go ." — (Emery.) SAYS Hodge, one day, to his son Ned, (Good news for Neddy) " I think 'tis time, boy, thou shouldst wed, (He'gho! says Neddy) Thou ...
‎1825
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Duncombe's Edition of Mathews at Home; being the ...
For he, to get married most firmly was bent, So early 'next morning to the butcher's he went, And'two or three shillings in sheep's eyes spent, (Deadras mutton I'll have her says Neddy.) To the cottage, he hastened, of Farmer Giles, Singing to] ...
Charles MATHEWS (the Elder.), 1821
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The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the ...
SHEEP'S EYES; OR, NEDDY NOODLE's COURTsHIP. Air — " A Frog he would a wooing go." — (Emery.) Says Hodge, one day, to his son Ned, (Good news fer Neddy) " I think 'tis time, boy, thou shouldst wed, (Heigho! says Neddy) Thou scest ...
‎1834
8
Born Royal (Mills & Boon Vintage Intrigue)
“Oh, comeon, everyone knows that sheep's eyes are a big deal in Arab countries! You make aspecial presentation ofthemto theguest of honour.” He lay back inhis chair, his eyes alight with humour. “We present the sheep'seyes tothe guestof ...
Alexandra Sellers, 2014
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Confessions of an Old Maid
at the ' parson"s' wife; now I can't agree with you, because if you say that the Major cast sheep's eyes, by which you mean looking sly after her with his own eyes, you say that he is what he is not. Now I tell you what he is, he is a calf! and  ...
Edmund Frederick John Carrington, 1828
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
105, 1984 sheep's eyes noun a look that indicates attraction or sexual interest UK , isn • [H]e was making sheep's eyes across the room at me from the first. — Barbara Vine, The Dark-Adapted Eye, p. 109, 1986 sheepshagger; sheep shagger ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHEEP'S EYES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sheep's eyes is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kingwood High Schoolers partner with Deerwood Elementary fifth …
Kingwood High School freshmen and Deerwood Elementary fifth-graders open sheep's eyes with lab partners. (Clockwise from left): Chloe Kennedy, Cammie ... «Your Houston News, Apr 15»
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Sheep's eyes and witchetty grubs — a test for British diplomacy
There are many ways to be a good diplomat — and, with geopolitics from Moscow to the Middle East looking increasingly volatile, good diplomats are as vital as ... «Financial Times, Mar 15»
3
Ravens eating sheep eyes at Newton of Wiston Farm
Alex, of Newton of Wiston Farm, said that up to 20 of the fearless birds have been swooping down and “eating the sheep's eyes” while the woolly beasts are ... «Carluke Gazette, Jun 14»
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Culturally correct insanity
Somali proverb says “Old sheep's eyes see the sky only after it is slaughtered”. The sudden outbreak of the Somali quake (i.e. civil war of 1991) had caught us by ... «Horseed Media, May 14»
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You can't pull the wool over a sheep's eyes
Recent research has proved sheep are neither mindless nor stupid. But I already knew sheep were clever. We once had a ewe that started life as a tiny quad. «shropshirestar.com, Nov 13»
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A Guide to Feasting on Brains, Balls, and Eyeballs Around the World
We boiled it down to the barf-inducing basics: brains, balls and eyes. ... enough, while they'll down sheep's eyes in Iceland, eating their brains is a big no-no. «Huffington Post, Nov 13»
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Sheep's eyes and mealworms to raise money for Stacey
Sheep's eyes, mealworms, crickets and brains were on the menu. ... Everyone bravely swallowed a selection of delicacies laid on for them, including sheep ... «ITV News, Apr 13»
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Hungry? Try some sheep's eyes or kangaroo tail
Hungry? Try some sheep's eyes or kangaroo tail. Author Neil Setchfield has compiled a glossy panorama of weird and often stomach-churning food from around ... «Toronto Star, Oct 10»
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Glow in cattle's eyes may be a sign of mad cow disease
The eyes of cattle may reveal signs of neurological disorders such as mad cow ... They write in the journal Analytical Chemistry that sick sheep's eyes had a ... «BBC News, Sep 10»

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