purp
 n.— «Gov. Andrews related a Texan practice in training dogs with sheep. “A purp is taken from its mother before its eyes are opened and put with an ewe to suckle. After a few times the ewe becomes reconciled to the pup which follows her like a lamb.”» —“Training Dogs” Coshocton Democrat (Ohio) May 24, 1865. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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