• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sheepbiter One who practices petty thefts. "There are political sheepbiters as well as pastoral; betrayers of public trusts as well as of private."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sheepbiter A mongrel or ill-trained shepherd-dog which snaps at or worries sheep; hence, one who cheats or robs the simple or those he should guard; a, petty thief, or perhaps a faultfinding, backbiting, or censorious person. Compare bite-sheep.
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