bell-wether (n.) Old form(s): Bell-weather, Belweather
leading sheep of a flock [wearing a bell]; cuckold [of a ram, because horned]
AYL III.ii.76[Touchstone to Corin] to be bawd to a bell-wether
MW III.v.100[Falstaff to Ford as Brook] I suffered ... an intolerable fright to be detected with a jealous rotten bell-wether
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