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2015-02-23 08:34:48

ORLANDO, Fla. and MILTON KEYNES, England, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- API Technologies Corp.

2015-02-23 08:22:59

CALGARY, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Bankers Petroleum Ltd. (TSX: BNK, AIM: BNK) today announced that its subsidiary, Bankers Petroleum Albania Ltd.

2015-02-23 04:21:01

OXFORD, England and SAN JOSE, California, February 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford BioTherapeutics, an international biotechnology company focused on the development of

Meridian driverless shuttles
2015-02-20 11:58:27

The latest driverless car comes out of the United Kingdom in the form of a modest 10-passenger shuttle bus called Meridian, which began public testing this week.

2015-02-19 23:07:38

Emmy® Award winning solutions by FileCatalyst will be on display in stand R40 at BVE in London, England. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) February 19, 2015

2015-02-19 12:30:36

BT and Scala to help retailers innovate, integrate and deliver the same great customer experience wherever they operate IRVING, Texas, Feb.

2015-02-19 12:21:26

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluestar Silicones announces it has named Freeman Manufacturing and Hisco Inc. as its two authorized national U.S.

2015-02-19 08:42:05

Lifestyle Clothing Brand Leverages Responsive Ecommerce Platform to Provide Any Time, Anywhere Brand Engagement LONDON, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc.

2015-02-19 04:28:04

BATH, England, February 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - Automatic file tagging transforms how users find and share relevant information UK technology start-up


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
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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