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2015-03-24 16:24:24

Street League Skateboarding Brings Pro Open Contest to Barcelona Establishing a Gateway into the League for International Field Then Returns to Major US Markets LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2015

LOLcats 19th century
2015-03-24 13:57:35

You might think that LOLCats, those funny and often grammatically incorrect images of felines doing and saying funny things, is a recent phenomenon, but a 19th century Japanese woodcut currently on display in New York reveals otherwise.

2015-03-24 12:36:17

Aeropostale and DoSomething.org's annual campaign makes an impact with the help of pop band The Vamps NEW YORK, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeropostale, Inc.

2015-03-24 12:29:18

The Largest Collection of Mummies Ever Assembled ORLANDO, Fla., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The nationally recognized Mummies of the World exhibition will make its debut

2015-03-24 12:28:13

First-of-its-Kind Program Leverages Gale's Global Reach as a Leader in Humanities and Social Science Research FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing in

2015-03-24 12:25:12

SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) announced today that Melissa Claassen has been appointed to its board of directors.

2015-03-24 08:22:30

Chicago dealership highlights substantial discounts through corporate benefits program LINCOLNWOOD, Ill., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Professional association members earn a variety

2015-03-23 23:05:10

Project Sunshine to Recognize Damaris Lewis with the "Project Sunshine Ambassador Award" at 12th Annual Benefit Celebration, "Heart of Gold" New

2015-03-23 16:27:53

ZHOUZHUANG, China, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- From February 19 to March 5, 2015, the town of Zhouzhuang in China celebrated Chinese New Year with a variety of activities and traditions.

2015-03-23 16:26:21

Six Cupid's Cup Finalists Will Compete for $115K in Cash Prizes BALTIMORE, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank and the Dingman Center for


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Damara Sheep
2014-09-25 08:50:59

The Damara sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated Egypt and Eastern Asia and eventually moved to the areas that are now Angola and Namibia. The breed became isolated in Namibia and southern Angola, where it remained free from the influence of other breeds for many years. It was named after the regions where it is known to have originated, which was once known as Gross Damaraland. The Damara sheep is a fat-tailed breed that can be black, brown, white, or black and white pied in...

Afrikaner Cattle
2014-07-04 09:22:53

The Afrikaner is a hardy breed of cattle native to South Africa. It is also known as Afrikander and in Afrikaans it is known as the Afrikanerbees. It is part of the Sanga type cattle. In 1652, large herds of Sanga cattle were rounded up by the Khoikhoi of the Dutch Cape Colony. The Afrikaner were used by the colonists for meat and milk and Boers used them as draft animals to pull wagons on the Great Trek. They have been bred with other cattle types for their fertility, docility and...

Tolfetano Horse
2014-07-03 13:02:31

The Tolfetano is a breed of horse that originated in the Lazio region of Italy. The development of the breed was believed by some to be from crossing the Mongolian horse with native stock. Others believe it derived from crossing native horses with Barb and Spanish breeds. Originally, the breed was known as Maremmano, but when Thoroughbred blood was introduced, the Tolfetano became a separate breed. There are 15 breeds indigenous to Italy and the Tolfetano is one that is recognized by...

Soviet heavy draft horse
2014-06-25 14:10:37

The Soviet Heavy Draft is a breed of horse originating in Russia in the late 1800s and the modern breed established by the 1940s. The horse was developed by crossbreeding native mares with imported Belgian stallions. By 1936, three breeding centers were established, Pochinkovsk, Mordovian and Gavrilovo-Posad. Other breeding centers branched off of these and in 1952 the Soviet Heavy Draft was officially recognized as a heavy draft breed. The average height of the breed is 60.4 inches and...

Pleven Horse
2014-06-25 13:07:23

The Pleven is a breed of horse officially recognized in 1951. The breed was developed in the Klementina stud - the Georgi Dimitrov Agricultural Center - in Bulgaria. Arabian and Thoroughbred horses were crossbred to form the Pleven. It has mostly Anglo-Arab blood, but Gidran stallions were added into the development of today’s breed. It is bred throughout Bulgaria with efforts to increase its size to become an international sporting horse. The head has a straight profile and the neck is...

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overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
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