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2014-12-12 16:23:24

We Call it ROOKIE-DAD-SYNDROME DORSET, Vt., Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Until TODAY only his children knew quite how badly their Dad, David Clancy, had ROOKIE-DAD-SYNDROME.

2014-08-05 12:20:46

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Portland, Oregon is the U.S. city with the highest car rental rates this summer.

2014-06-24 04:20:42

BOURNEMOUTH, England, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An ambitious plan to gift a free book about money to every school in the country has been announced by Daniel Britton,

2013-08-20 23:28:37

Guests in Portland, Oregon are still eligible for discounted waxing this summer. Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 European Wax Center Portland is

2013-06-06 23:03:46

Four elite athletes will race ElliptiGOs one mile on the track for a $2,000 purse Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 ElliptiGO Inc., creators of the

2013-02-04 23:03:57

Nominations for Portland Senior Living Communities Begin Today in Program to Recognize Top Senior Living Communities in the U.S. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February


Latest Dorset Reference Libraries

2014-10-27 11:25:59

The polled Dorset is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in 1956 at the Small Ruminant Unit of North Carolina State University for the purpose of meat production. The breed’s development began in 1949, when four Horned Dorset sheep were found to have no horns. These ewes and others were bred with Horned Dorset sheep until two rams were born, one of which had no horns. In 1956, the Continental Dorset Club registered its first polled Dorset and twenty years later seventy percent of...

Poll Dorset
2014-10-27 11:20:12

The poll Dorset is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Australia and was developed to be purebred hornless breed. It was developed between 1937 and 1954 by introducing the poll gene into the Dorset Horn breed and back breeding until the bloodline was nearly one hundred percent Dorset Horn. This breed shares its name with the polled Dorset that was developed in the United States at the North Carolina State University in the 1950’s, but these two breeds are not the same. The poll...

Portland Sheep
2014-10-27 09:16:50

The Portland sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England and was named after the Isle of Portland in Dorset. It is one of the oldest tan-faced breeds in Dorset and is known to have contributed to the development of the Dorset sheep. This breed could once be found throughout Dorset, but by the 1970’s it nearly became extinct. However, conservation efforts conducted by breeders and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust have brought it to a more stable point and it has been given a...

Newfoundland Sheep
2014-10-23 13:48:34

The Newfoundland sheep, also known as the Newfoundland local, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to and named after Newfoundland. The breed developed after the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when sheep were introduced into the islands of the area. The North Country Cheviot and the Border Cheviot are known to be two of the breeds that helped develop the breed and it is thought the Border Leicester, Suffolk, Scottish Blackface, and Dorset may have been introduced into its...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.