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2015-04-20 08:26:44

Agreement Builds on IMAX Success at the Historic Empire Leicester Square Cinema NEW YORK, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and Empire Cinemas Limited, the

2015-04-20 08:21:52

BT brings its security expertise to the automotive industry to protect vehicles from cyber threats IRVING, Texas, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announced the launch of "BT

2015-04-17 23:07:53

New Release of conceptClassifier to Support Google Search Appliance Now Available Due to Customer Demand McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) April 17, 2015

2015-04-16 23:04:31

The Concept Searching Team at Booth 540 Will Demonstrate How to Exploit the Power of Intelligent Metadata McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) April 16,

2015-04-16 12:30:42

34-Episode Fall Series Features Return of Renowned Judge Simon Cowell, Head-To-Head Competitions and Unforgettable Performances from Today's Top Music Artists in Season 12 LOS ANGELES,

2015-04-16 12:30:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Following its launch for Android on Google Play last year, Clash of Kings has been incredibly popular in the United Kingdom, according to

2015-04-16 08:38:17

New high-performance colocation facility opens to meet demand from customers in the financial services, content, cloud and enterprise segments LONDON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-16 08:37:47

The New Websites Focus on Luxurious Family Vacations in Borgo Egnazia, Chia Laguna and the Ritz Carlton Abama Resort in Tenerife WEST SUSSEX, United Kingdom, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-04-16 08:23:26

DALLAS, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris Faulkner, Chairman and CEO of Breitling Energy Corporation (OTCBB:BECC) will be speaking today at Shale World UK 2015 at the ICC in Birmingham, England.

2015-04-16 08:23:00

LONDON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) (the "Company") announces that its 2015 Annual General Meeting will be held at the


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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
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.