sheep-pen

sheep-pen
noun (C) a small area of ground with a fence around it, used for keeping sheep together for a short time

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  • pen — I verb he penned a number of articles Syn: write, compose, draft, dash off, scribble II 1. noun a sheep pen Syn: enclosure, fold, pound, compound, stockade, sty, coop; N.Amer. corral …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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