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2015-05-18 00:00:00

This massive Conger Eel came close to breaking the UK size record, but didn't quite make it.

2015-05-15 12:28:03

Film stars John Travolta, Jackie Earle Haley, Dan Stevens, Michael Pitt, Christopher Abbott, Rob Brown and Edi Gathegi LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Image Entertainment,

2015-05-15 04:21:54

LONDON, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixteen tech startup companies have been shortlisted to win free exhibiting space at the flagship event of London Technology Week,

2015-05-14 23:02:55

Market Publishers Ltd and Aniruddha Sowale have recently signed a partnership agreement for quality market research promotion on the Internet. London, UK (PRWEB)

leprosy
2015-05-14 08:55:11

According to a new study, researchers in the United Kingdom have found evidence indicating that leprosy spread to England from Scandinavia in the 5th or 6th century.

2015-05-14 08:43:41

BANGALORE, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Industrial Companies See Potential in Internet of Things but Lack Strategy to Improve Asset Efficiencies Using Data

2015-05-14 08:28:58

19th Century House of Lords Papers to be accessible to researchers around the world at the click of a button CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest has partnered with

2015-05-14 08:28:03

Second-largest Pan-European Exhibitor Adds Two IMAX® Theatres to Circuit in England CANNES, France, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Vue International

2015-05-14 08:25:08

DEESIDE, North Wales, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and leading standards development organization, opened a new laboratory for

2015-05-14 04:25:37

FLEET, England, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SAS, Anite's interoperability and performance test solution, accelerates the introduction


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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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.