| Share
 

Black Sheep

[Kârâ-Koin-loo ]. A tribe of Turkomans, so called from their standards. This tribe was extirpated by the White Sheep (q.v.).

A Black Sheep. A disgrace to the family; a mauvais sujet; a workman who will not join in a strike. Black sheep are looked on with dislike by shepherds, and are not so valuable as white ones.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Black Sheep from Infoplease:

  • black sheep: meaning and definitions - black sheep: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Black Sheep - Starring Nathan Meister, Danielle Mason, Peter Feeney, Tammy Davis, Glenis Levestam
  • Richard Burton: Black Sheep - From their folded mates they wander far, Their ways seem harsh and wild; They follow the beck of a baleful star, Their paths are dream-beguiled.
  • Black Sheep - Black Sheep [Kârâ-Koin-loo ]. A tribe of Turkomans, so called from their standards. ...
  • Chris Farley - Chris Farley Age: 33 actor The former Saturday Night Live star used his substantial girth to ...

Related Content


24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring