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2011-03-31 00:00:27

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has named a Missouri Fox Trotter its Horse of the Year for the third time. The Kansas Kowboy D, owned by John Brandreth of Georgia-based Brandreth Farms is the 2010 FOSH Horse of the Year, earning more than 1000 FOSH show points. "Kowboy" was the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association's (MFTHBA) World Grand Champion Open Versatility horse in 2010 with six World Championships, and was an MFTHBA gaited performance champion, winning four World Championships...

2010-11-09 11:14:00

CINCINNATI, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In a surprising turn of events today, head & shoulders crowned NFL legend Brian Bosworth the fan awarded title of "Most Iconic NFL Hair of All Time". Recognized for his hair style, the "Boz cut", Brian will be inducted as the winner of head & shoulders' Mane Event, a throw down between eight NFL legends with iconic hair. While Brian takes home this coveted title, head & shoulders spokesman Troy Polamalu's ridiculously full and thick...

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2008-07-25 06:15:00

Millions of jellyfish could be set to swarm Britain's holiday beaches, experts warned yesterday. They said at least seven breeds - including the deadly Portuguese man o'war and the poisonous lion's mane - will be seen. Rising sea temperatures because of global warming have seen more exotic species entering British waters. Lions mane were spotted off northern Scotland in May, while the mauve stinger killed millions of fish in Scottish salmon farms last year. And man o'wars were skulking...


Latest Mane Reference Libraries

Betizu Cattle
2014-07-09 15:12:18

The Betizu is a breed of cattle native to northern Spain and the French Basque Country. The government of Navarre established a conservation project to protect and conserve the breed. There were an estimated 254 Betizu cattle in Navarre as of 2013. There is a small herd that inhabits the abandoned village of Sastoya owned by the government of Navarre. It covers a 200 acre area with approximately 30 acres of grassland in the Urraul Alto valley. Within the village there are facilities and...

Russian heavy draft horse
2014-06-25 13:34:45

The Russian Heavy Draft is a breed of horse originating in the former Soviet Union and officially registered in 1952. It was developed by crossbreeding Russian mares with warmblood and draft horses like Orlov Trotter, Percheron and Ardennes in the mid-1880s. It is short and muscular with a thick mane and tail. The neck is well crested and thick. Its average height is 59 inches and reaches maturity earlier than most other breeds. The legs are short and lightly feathered, ideal for pulling...

Galician Pony
2014-06-16 09:48:24

The Galician is a breed of pony originating in Galicia, Spain. It is believed to have been developed from a mix of Celtic horse, Roman horse and horses imported by the Swabians. During the middle ages, the pony was rented or swapped with other horses for its durability and ruggedness to handle the rugged terrain. In 1973 there were an estimated 20,000 Galician ponies in the mountains of the Northwestern Iberian Peninsula. The population is thought to have decreased since. Every year the...

American Shetland Pony
2014-05-24 10:32:27

The Shetland is a breed of pony that is found worldwide but originated from the Shetland Isles, northeast of Scotland. The breed is believed to be developed on the islands by settlers who crossbred the native horses with ponies imported by the Norse. In addition, it is also believed the Celtic Pony also had influence to the Shetland between 2000 and 1000 BC. The harsh climate of the islands developed the Shetland into a tough breed and were first used for pulling carts which carried peat,...

Maned Rat, Lophiomys imhausi
2012-05-23 13:57:55

The maned rat (Lophiomys imhausi), also known as the crested rat, has a range that includes Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda. It prefers a habitat located in highland forests and woodlands in these areas, while in Somalia and Ethiopia it prefers to reside in areas nearly at sea level. These rats will nest in hollow tree trunks or rocky areas, as well as within cliff-faces. The maned rat can reach a length of up to twenty-one inches, including the tail. The soft undercoat of...

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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