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shepherdessshep‧herd‧ess /ˈʃepədes $ -ərdɪs/ noun [countable] old-fashioned  BOTAa woman whose job is to take care of sheep
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shepherdessMargaret became a shepherdess, during which she was spotted by the governor.After the visions she'd become a shepherdess of souls, leading them to Our Lady and to repentance.Also patron of poverty and shepherdesses.At Charlecote Park in Warwickshire there are lead statues of a shepherd and shepherdess made by him in about 1718.Also patron of shepherdesses and torture victims.In real life she'd been a poor shepherdess who lived in a dungeon and had asthma.Porcelain shepherdess and fleeces white as snow.
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