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2015-03-20 12:22:56

BEDWORTH, England, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Theory and Hazard Perception app from SmartDriving is the first totally

2015-03-20 04:22:13

BRADFORD, England, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - Eclipse's Proclaim Practice Management solution selected in 6-figure deal Gregory Abrams Davidson is implementing

2015-03-19 23:04:01

Enterprise Search Improvements on the Horizon According to 2015 SharePoint and Office 365 Metadata Survey McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) March 19,

2015-03-19 23:01:06

MAC Group Europe offers dealers, photographers, and videographers access to the unique brands of Benro, Induro, and MeFOTO tripods; Tenba camera bags; and Vü filters, all at competitive prices

2015-03-19 16:31:31

NEW YORK, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- STV has acquired Diversified Project Management (DPM), a leading provider of owner's project management services throughout the greater Boston/New England region.

2015-03-19 12:29:32

LONDON, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Members of Health and Safety Community Gather in London to kick-off Second UK Health

2015-03-18 23:02:52

With London becoming a global leading force in financial technology, Open Mobile Media's Mobile Commerce & Banking summit will gather leaders from the banks, retailers, and fintech companies

2015-03-18 16:25:17

WARRINGTON, England, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE NOMINATED IN NATIONAL CHILDREN'S AWARDS SCHEME! The nominees for the prestigious

2015-03-18 08:28:23

MACCLESFIELD, England, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UK based Gentronix Limited, the specialist genetic toxicology company, today announced it has signed a three year


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
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.