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Yonaguni Horse
2014-07-04 08:50:57

The Yonaguni is a rare breed of horse native to the southwest islands of Japan, mainly on the island of Yonaguni. It is one of eight horses native to Japan with fewer than 200 horses alive on the island. Although the horse’s exact origin is unknown, it has retained its native characteristics due to no crossbreeding and are a purebred breed. The horse was used for farming, transportation...

Tori Horse
2014-07-03 13:16:45

The Tori is a breed of horse that originated in Estonia. The first breed type was developed between 1890 to 1950 by crossing native mares with European stallions. The Tori’s quality slowly deteriorated from inbreeding depression found in the 1930s. The Tori was then crossed with Breton Post-Horse stallions to alleviate the inbreeding depression. As a result a larger type of Tori was...

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the...

Mucuchies
2013-06-22 15:36:30

The Mucuchies, also known as the Venezuelan Sheepdog, is a breed of domestic dog that originated from Venezuela. The breed is thought to have been developed after Spanish mountain dogs were brought into the area in the sixteenth century, serving as guard dogs and herd dogs. These dogs were bred with other dogs that may have included the Pyrenean mastiff, the Spanish mastiff, or various...

Cymric
2013-06-11 13:01:15

The Cymric is a domestic cat breed that is often considered to be a color variant or breed variant of the Manx cat, which shares many of its physical characteristics. This breed’s name is derived from the Welsh name for Wales, Cymru, although the cat has no association with that area. The Manx cat is said to have originated from the Isle of Man, although the longhaired Manx is sometimes said...

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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