E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ram or tup, the sire; ewe, the dam; lamb, the new-born sheep till it is weaned, when it is called a hogget; the tup-lamb being a tup-hogget, and the ewe-lamb a ewe-hogget; if the tup is castrated it is called a wether-hogget.
After the removal of the first fleece, the tup-hogget becomes a shearling, the ewe-hogget a grimmer, and the wether-hogget a dinmont (hence the name Dandy Dinmont).
After the removal of the second fleece, the shearling becomes a two-shear tup, the grimmer a ewe, and the dinmont a wether.
After the removal of the third fleece, the ewe is called a twinter-ewe; and when it ceases to breed, a draft-ewe.
The Black Sheep (Kârâ-koin-loo). A tribe which established a principality in Armenia, that lasted 108 years (13601468); so called from the device of their standard.
The White Sheep (Ak-koin-loo). A tribe which established a principality in Armenia, etc., on the ruin of the Black Sheep (14681508); so called from the device of their standard.
To cast a sheeps eye at one is to look askance, like a sheep, at a person to whom you feel lovingly inclined.
But he, the beast, was casting sheeps eyes at her.Colman: Broad Grins.