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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

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

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,

2014-06-13 23:02:59

Lewes SEO was founded in the historic market town of Lewes in East Sussex, not far from the digital hub of Brighton, Lewes SEO are proud to announce the launch of their new website

2014-06-05 08:32:46

Marcus Allen recognized as an alumni success story for parlaying his Ashford degree into a rewarding career as a special education teacher SAN DIEGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford

2014-05-13 23:06:58

New Chef Named at Gravetye Manor, a Rebecca Recommends Endorsed Property West Hoathly, United Kingdom (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Gravetye Manor, the 2014 AA

2014-05-01 12:24:52

HUNTINGDON, England, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntingdon Life Sciences announced today that it has acquired Harlan Laboratories.

2014-04-22 23:15:56

Released March 2013 from Bitingduck Press, Nicole Wolverton’s “The Trajectory of Dreams” is an intricate psychological thriller featuring an insomniac sleep lab technician’s obsession

2014-04-22 08:20:41

Mission commemorates 70th anniversary of World War II Tragedy POCASSET, Mass., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A mission off the coast of South Devon, England has surveyed two U.S.


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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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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