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2015-04-30 16:24:25

Award-winning global firm to design 250,000-sq-ft office building in Sandy Springs, GA MONTVALE, N.J., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today announced it has

2015-04-30 08:24:15

Kraft Foods, Allstate Insurance, Motorola employees eligible for luxury car incentives LINCOLNWOOD, Ill., Apr.

2015-04-29 23:06:28

Professional Psychic Source mediums will answer listener questions about the spiritual world on Levittown’s WBCB radio station starting May 4th. (PRWEB) April

2015-04-29 16:33:11

AUSTIN, Texas, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin-based underwear subscription company BirdBriefs announced its introduction to the consumer market this week.

2015-04-28 23:03:45

With decades of experience serving families in need, Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes is doubling its number of certified celebrants offering a unique voice through personalized memorial ceremonies.

2015-04-28 08:32:22

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Author of The Widow or Widower Next Door, Mary Lee Robinson, is proud to announce that she now represents an elegant and beautiful

2015-04-28 08:21:52

LONDON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) announced that its Hertz London Heathrow operations hosted seven Kingston College Travel and Tourism students at week-long

2015-04-27 23:00:41

The Youth Town Jim Jackson Golf Classic will be held at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville on Monday, May 4, with tee times at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

2015-04-27 12:34:59

Mill will produce cotton yarn for around 30 million pieces of apparel CARTAGO, Costa Rica, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sae-A, Korea's largest global apparel manufacturing

2015-04-27 04:22:23

Trade shows with more than 1,200 booths cover apparel, accessories, footwear, underwear, swimwear and fabrics HONG KONG, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --


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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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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.