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Schepe-fald, S(c)heip-fald, -fauld(e, n. Also: sheipe-, seip- and -fawld; schip-fald. [ME and e.m.E. sheep fold (Wyclif), shepefald (north., c1440), OE sceapa falde.] A pen or enclosure for sheep. b. fig. The church. 1513 Doug. ix ii 61.
Wachand the full scheip fald [Ruddim. schepefald], The wild wolf … Abowt the bowght plet all of wandis tyght Brays and gyrnys
1541 Reg. Privy S. II 631/1.
Lie scheipfald de Ruchry McCaan
1548–9 Corr. M. Lorraine 294.
The awlde seip fawld be the quhelk ye sall fynd ij glakis
1584 Melvill 188.
The materiall kirks lyes lyk sheipe and nout faulds rather then places of Christian congregationes to assemble into
1587 Carmichael Etym. 16.
Ovile, a scheipfald
Ib. 35.
Sheip faulds or buchts
1593 Edinb. B. Rec. V 103.
The rowmes at the toun wall … is wranguslie usurpet … be certane nychtbouris … be having of sheip fawlds upoun the sam
b. 1456 Hay I 189/23.
That thare salbe bot a pastour and a schepe faulde
1581 Burne Disput. 78b.
Thay ar … volfis and toddis, quha … haue violentlie done brokin the dyk of the scheipfald
Ib. in 1573-1600 Cath. Tr. 145/29.
In the scheipfauld of Christ nocht be the dur, bot be the midsyd of the house
(b) 1460 Hay Alex. (1898) 15982.
For we traist all … To be bot ane schepehird and ane schip fald Quhair Cristis folk sall all assemblit be

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