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2014-12-12 23:04:50

Webinars to Explore How Organizations from Diverse Industries Deployed Business Critical Metadata to Solve their Challenges McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK

2014-12-12 23:00:50

Eastside Center prepared to participate in the Bangor Festival of Lights. Wethersfield, CT (PRWEB) December 12, 2014 Eastside Center is getting ready

2014-12-12 16:22:32

Agencies Take Top Creative, Media and Digital Honors across Asia Pacific and Europe NEW YORK, Dec.

2014-12-12 12:21:33

ST PETER PORT, Guernsey, December 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BSGR, the international diversified mining company, has submitted an application for a judicial review at the

2014-12-12 08:28:17

LONDON, December 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cost effective and practical technologies could result in huge gains for developing nations as some of the UK's brightest minds

2014-12-11 16:24:35

New Funding From US and UK Will Facilitate "Clinical Test of Concept" NEW YORK, Dec.

2014-12-11 12:24:05

Enhances Aimia's global product offering by delivering enriched customer centric segmentation capacity for modern marketers MONTREAL, Canada and LONDON, UK, Dec.

2014-12-11 12:21:27

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen(®) Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) today announced the sale of two InVerde(®) INV-100 combined heat and power (CHP) systems to EuroSite Power Inc.

2014-12-11 08:32:41

DERBY, England, December 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acanthus Cast Stone have more than doubled annual profits for the fourth year in a row due to unprecedented demand for

2014-12-11 04:20:25

HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group has been awarded a five year contract with an estimated value of $750million from BP.


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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'.