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2014-12-16 08:24:44

Houston-based inspection services firm sets up third overseas operation following growth initiatives in Singapore and the United Kingdom. HOUSTON, Dec.

2014-12-16 08:23:43

S&C Electric, Samsung SDI, UK Power Networks and Younicos collaborate to launch the Smarter Network Storage project CHICAGO, Dec.

2014-12-16 04:21:31

CAMBRIDGE, England, December 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crescendo Biologics Limited (Crescendo) today announces a further equity investment from Astellas Venture Management

2014-12-16 04:20:06

LONDON, December 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Europe (EU28+EFTA), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles posted November sales up 3.6% year-over-year versus 1.2% for the industry.

2014-12-15 23:07:01

Concept Searching and AIIM Kick Off the Year with a State of the Industry Webinar on the Current and Future State of Business Critical Metadata McLean, VA, US

2014-12-15 16:23:18

LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Hantian Labs announced today the definitive acquisition of Gravity Nutritionals.

2014-12-15 08:24:50

Ushers in a New Era for Scotch Whisky with Partners David Beckham and Simon Fuller NORWALK, Conn., Dec.

2014-12-15 08:20:35

MANCHESTER, England, December 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The route development forum for CIS, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Asia returns to Tbilisi in 2015

2014-12-15 04:20:40

LONDON, December 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- London-based magazine International Finance Magazine has awarded the 2014 award for 'Best New Islamic Asset Manager, UK' to Arabesque

2014-12-15 04:20:29

NEW YORK, December 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIS Chemical Business magazine has announced the ICIS Top 40 Power Players, a ranking of the senior executives making the greatest


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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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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.