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2008-09-30 00:00:00

A dead porpoise was found washed up on a Brixham beach on Thursday - the fourth found on Devon beaches this month. The animals have been found at Bigbury, Beesands, Scabbacombe and, most recently, St Mary's beach near Sharkham Point, Brixham. But rather than being taken for post-mortem analysis, the creatures had to be disposed of by local councils in landfill sites. This is due to a drop in funding for the National History Museum in London, which used to collect all animals washed up...

2008-08-03 00:00:12

By ALLAN TUDOR A huge dead mammal - thought to be a sea lion - has washed up on a Torbay beach mystifying wildlife experts. The body of a seven foot marine mammal was found at St Mary's Bay, Brixham by Torbay Council beach staff. A council spokesman said: "We believe it be a sea lion. Two of our men went down to have a look and they said there is no way they could move it. It is believed to weigh around half a tonne." The council is making arrangements with the harbour service to have...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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