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2015-03-25 12:30:54

Developed by a British Doctor and his wife, My Pregnancy CaPL® is the first App to use algorithms driven by UK national guidelines, and each woman's exact medical records to assess and alert women

2015-03-25 12:27:16

NOTTINGHAM, England, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- England play Lithuania in a European qualifier this Friday and Roy Hodgson's men are expected to win.

2015-03-25 08:27:09

Malta-based and UK licensed casino operator, Leo Vegas, has signed with Odobo and licensed 25 games from the Odobo Marketplace. GIBRALTAR, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-03-25 08:27:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., and LONDON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move reflecting Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF) continued globalization, Zygi Kamasa has entered a new long-term agreement to continue

2015-03-25 04:24:20

With over £10m in job offers over the last sixteen weeks, London quickly becomes Hired's fastest growing market LONDON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

william smith map
2015-03-24 14:35:32

Geological Society archivists have rediscovered a rare early copy of the map, which Smith called ‘A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales, with part of Scotland; exhibiting the collieries and mines, the marshes and fen lands originally overflowed by the sea, and the varieties of soil according to the variations in the substrata, illustrated by the most descriptive names'. This version of the map had been lost for many years. Copies have been digitised and made available online in...

2015-03-24 12:22:49

New ports in Scotland, England, Ireland and France join other popular destinations for the summer season CELEBRATION, Fla., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2016, Disney Cruise Line

2015-03-24 08:44:42

CAMBRIDGE, England and BOSTON, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- iTrinegy, the Network Emulation & Application Performance Measurement specialists, are delighted to announce


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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