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2015-03-26 16:28:35

LONDON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SummaryRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease which causes inflammation and deformity of the joints.

hot water
2015-03-26 13:15:05

The British government is embarking on a bold initiative that will use water as a heat source and officials are saying that over 1 million UK homes could be heated this way in the future.

2015-03-26 12:27:01

Artwork by Award-Winning Artist Jim Kay NEW YORK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today released

2015-03-26 08:33:12

BISHOPS STORTFORD, England, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Customer Speakers Include AstraZeneca Neuroscience iMed, Genentech, Celgene and Many Others Dotmatics

Russia superhighway
2015-03-26 09:13:09

Russian authorities are reportedly considering an ambitious superhighway project that would connect the UK to the US, allowing people to travel over land from Europe across Asia and all the way to Alaska – a distance of more than 12,000 miles.

2015-03-26 08:24:32

CHANGZHOU, China, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, today

2015-03-26 04:25:11

BRADFORD, England, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Criminal law specialist to implement Eclipse's Proclaim Practice Management Solution LHD Solicitors is implementing

2015-03-26 04:21:52

BIRMINGHAM, England, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Five films, five formers. Crowdfunder link (including a one-minute video) https://peoplesrepublic.co/p/connectjustice/


Latest United Kingdom Reference Libraries

Romney Sheep
2014-11-03 12:24:43

The Romney sheep, also known as the Romney marsh sheep or the Kent, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England and was recognized as an official breed by 1800. The breed at this time was an improved breed that had been developed from medieval longwool breeds and crossbred with Bakewell’s English Leicester. This breed was first exported in 1853, when twenty individuals were sent to New Zealand, and by the 1990’s the breed comprised over half of New Zealand’s sheep...

Merino
2014-10-16 11:24:17

The Merino is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Central Spain and Turkey. It is thought that the foundation stock of this breed was introduced into the area by a tribe of Berbers during the twelfth century. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, breeders from Spain introduced breeds from England, developing the Merino sheep strains that would shape the breed of today. These sheep comprised three strains known as the Negretti, the Paula, and the Royal Escurial flocks....

2014-10-16 10:41:37

The Jacob sheep, also known as the piebald sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that developed without large amounts of human intervention, making it an heirloom or unimproved breed. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known to have descended from some type of Old World sheep. Piebald or spotted sheep have been documented throughout history in many areas including the Mediterranean and the Far East. One account of this breed, possibly the oldest, includes the story of the Biblical figure...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

Cotswold Sheep
2014-09-25 08:43:41

The Cotswold sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from and was named after the Cotswold Hills in England. Some experts assert that this breed was present in this area of England when the Romans arrived sometime around 54 B.C., during which time legend says they discovered sheepcotes along the hills. Later, the area was supposedly given the Anglo-Saxon name of Cottes-wealds, which meant wind swept hills scattered with Cotes. If this legend were true it would mean that the hills...

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quotha
  • Forsooth! indeed! originally a parenthetical phrase used in repeating the words of another with more or less contempt or disdain.
The word 'quotha' is an alteration of 'quoth he'.
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