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2014-11-18 04:20:20

LONDON, November 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Europe (EU28+EFTA), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles posted October sales up 8.4% year-over-year versus 6.2% for the industry overall.

2014-11-17 23:10:17

Oktoprod, a digital publisher specializing in French manga, will act as Capy’s sales agent in France. Delaware, USA (PRWEB) November 17, 2014 Capy,

2014-11-17 08:35:53

Over 80 percent of large organizations use or plan to use mission-critical applications on cloud BANGALORE, India, November 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Infosys, a

2014-11-17 04:21:58

GOSSELIES and GILLY, Belgium and L'UNION, France, November 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies to develop a novel product combining Bone Therapeutics' cell

2014-11-12 23:04:45

New cutting-edge research report “2014-2018 World Cancer Diagnostics Market: Supplier Shares, Country Forecasts, Innovative Technologies, Competitive Strategies--France, Germany, Italy, Japan,

2014-11-12 08:29:27

Debut of Short Films Continues Royal Salute's Long-Standing Commitment of Supporting International Polo in the Equine World NEW YORK, Nov.

2014-11-12 08:28:47

Exquisite cognac drawn from the House of Remy Martin's private reserve to celebrate its 140 years. NEW YORK, Nov.


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Lacaune
2014-10-14 11:06:32

The Lacaune is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from the Lacaune region near southern France, from which it was named. Although it is now used for milk production, it once only produced 18.4 gallons during the human milking period each year. The French government established a strict selective breeding program that included rigorous breeding and meticulous record keeping, as well as increased knowledge about the care of the breed and cooperation of farmers across the area. This...

Rouen Duck
2014-09-08 20:09:22

The Rouen duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in France during the nineteenth century. Although it had been developed earlier than the nineteenth century in France, it did not become the modern breed until it was brought to England. The original duck was similar to a mallard in appearance, but selective breeding increased its size and changed its coloration. It was mostly used as a table bird, although it could produce eggs for the egg market. The Rouen breed was eventually...

Abondance
2014-06-19 13:43:24

The Abondance is a breed of cattle originating in the high valleys of Haute-Savoie, France. It was bred by monks during the 1100s, originally called the chablaisienne. There are around 150,000 head currently in France. The cattle have also been exported to North America, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Iraq and Africa. It is a medium-sized animal. The female is golden brown in color with a white head, abdomen and leg extremities. She will weigh between 1,280 and 1,500 pounds and stand about...

Boulonnais
2014-04-03 10:56:16

The Boulonnais, also known as the white marble horse, is a breed of draft horse that was developed in France. It is thought that breed originated when two breeders attempted to create a large but fast war horse for the Crusaders. The two worked separately to breed the existing heavy draft breeds from France with mares of the German Mecklenberg breed. When the Spanish occupied Flanders in the 17th century, other breeds were introduced into the bloodline including the Andalusian, Arabian, and...

Auxois
2014-04-02 11:05:05

The Auxois is a breed of horse that was developed in the Auxois region of eastern France. It is a descendant of the Bourguignon horse and was crossbred with the now extinct Morvan horse. In the 19th century, Percheron horses and Boulonnais were introduced into the bloodline, possibly followed by the Nivernais and Ardennais horse breeds. Foreign horse breeds were introduced into the bloodline, creating a horse that would later be bred with Ardennais and Trait du Nord stallions to create a...

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inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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