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2015-05-28 16:23:23

LONDON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Renewable Chemicals in US$ Million by the following Product Segments:

2015-05-27 23:07:22

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2015-05-27 12:40:01

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2015-05-27 12:28:26

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2015-05-26 12:26:16

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2015-05-21 08:28:54

PARIS, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Martell, the oldest of the great cognac Houses celebrated its landmark 300th anniversary at a glittering celebration which took place

2015-05-20 16:31:37

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2015-05-19 23:09:38

Smithsonian and Disney Keynotes and Workshops announced for IMMERSION 2015 in Paris this September Paris, France (PRWEB) May 19, 2015 The

2015-05-19 16:27:54

LONDON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Obstruction Lighting in US$ Million.

2015-05-19 16:27:11

NEW YORK, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bordeaux Wine Council (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux or CIVB) has engaged Teuwen Communications, the New York-based agency specialized


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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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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).