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2014-08-15 23:01:14

Free family event to feature food, music and “Kicks for Kids,” a back-to-school sneaker drive for low-income youth Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Gentle Giant Moving Company, Seattle’s award-winning local and long distance mover, today announced its sponsorship of Windermere Real Estate’s Summer Splash; a free community event celebrating summer fun and health with activities for families and children featuring water sports, food vendors, live entertainment, and crew races for...

2014-08-12 23:05:56

Hastings and Hastings, a trusted and respected name in personal injury law throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and across all of Arizona is pleased to report having saved clients $11 million in settlements through July 2014. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a trusted and respected name in personal injury law throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and across all of Arizona is pleased to report having saved clients $11 million in settlements...

2014-08-12 23:01:52

Camp Boggy Creek is proud to announce international triathlete Michael Poole as the Grand Marshal of the 4th Annual Challenge Ride. Eustis, FL (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Camp Boggy Creek is proud to announce international triathlete Michael Poole as the Grand Marshal of the 4th Annual Challenge Ride. This event, presented by Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Wishes by Wyndham, will be held on September 6, 2014. All funds raised from this event will benefit Camp Boggy Creek, serving children...

2014-08-11 23:04:58

Hastings and Hastings Is Pleased To Announce Added Functionality With The Introduction Of Its New Company Website Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a discount accident lawyer in Phoenix Arizona that handles a wide range of personal injury cases is pleased to announce added functionality with the introduction of its new firm website. Hastings and Hastings is a Phoenix personal injury law firm that has achieved remarkable results over the years by providing clients...

2014-07-31 23:16:08

CARBRIO makes it possible for busy Washingtonians to get an environmentally friendly premium hand car wash, exactly when and where they want it, for flat fee prices starting at $15. Carbrio's system modernizes the car wash experience to respect the customer's time, desire for value and high expectations and sets the standard for the car wash of the future. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Carbrio, the first car wash that comes to the customer’s car door, on-demand at their...

2014-07-25 20:22:47

Ashford graduate aims to use her master's degree to help her company succeed SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lauren Scheer has helped to run a successful homeowner's association management business since 1980, but she wanted to contribute more to the company. She saw an opportunity to expand her skill set by pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Ashford University. Scheer, who graduated last year, has been able to apply her education to her career and was...

2014-07-25 04:21:45

MALVERN, England, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Malvern Instruments Ltd (Malvern, UK) has today announced that it has completed the acquisition of MicroCal from GE Healthcare Life Sciences and has also purchased the Archimedes particle characterization system from Affinity Biosensors LLC (Santa Barbara, CA). Both of these developments extend Malvern's portfolio of analytical solutions for the rapidly advancing biopharmaceutical industry. (Photo:...

2014-07-11 16:20:39

Brian Habel completes 28-year journey to earn bachelor's degree SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Completing a bachelor's degree as a father of five while deployed overseas as an active duty member of the U.S. National Guard certainly wasn't easy, but Brian Habel pulled it off with a flourish, earning a perfect 4.0 GPA at Ashford University. Habel, a Rock Island, Ill. resident, has just been named Ashford's Outstanding Alum of the Week....

2014-07-10 12:20:40

SEVENOAKS, England, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Auto Windscreens scooped not one, but two coveted titles at the 20th annual prestigious British Insurance Awards [http://www.insuranceawards.com ] last night (9 July), held at the Royal Albert Hall. Its focus on total customer satisfaction and service excellence resulted in the automotive glazing company taking home both the Customer Care Award and Service Supplier of the Year accolades. The awards, which showcase top...

2014-06-26 16:27:11

Human resources professional named Ashford's Outstanding Alum of the Week SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wanting to close the gap between her professional and academic achievements, Shelly Mathewis enrolled at Ashford University to pursue her higher education goals. Because of her achievements in parlaying her education into career success, Mathewis has been named Ashford's Outstanding Alum of the Week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130228/LA68969LOGO "I knew...


Latest Counties of England Reference Libraries

Aylesbury Duck
2014-09-04 13:11:59

The Aylesbury duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known that duck breeds originating from England were rare before the eighteenth century. The common duck, although originating from England, was bred from wild mallards and the most prized members of this breed were white in color, although they only occurred randomly. During the eighteenth century, breeders began focusing on developing a duck that would produce only white...

Exmoor Ponies
2014-04-13 11:07:39

The Exmoor Pony is native to the British Isles and fossils have been found in and around Exmoor dating back some 50,000 years. Some residence claim the Exmoor Pony has been there since the Ice Age. DNA to confirm this has not been supported, however, a close match to primitive wild horses has been determined. Roman carvings depicting drawings similar to the Exmoor Pony have been found in Somerset. The breed’s first documented mention was in Exmoor in 1086. Now other documents mentioning...

Black Shuck
2013-08-13 11:14:42

The Black Shuck is the name of a large ghostly black dog from folklore in the British Isles. Other names consist of Old Shuck, Old Shock, and Shuck. It is said that it roams around the coastline and countryside of East Anglia. The origins of the name “Shuck” come from the word scucca, which means “demon”. Or it could have derived from a local word “shucky” which means “shaggy” or “hairy”. The Black Shuck is classified as a cryptid with a variety of accounts and...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'