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2015-01-20 23:00:41

Discrimination and Harassment in the United Kingdom, A Series of NoBullying Articles Explored Today http://nobullying.com/harassment-act-uk/

2015-01-20 16:20:34

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that it has appointed Jeff Yorsz as its new President. As President of QinetiQ North America, Mr.

2015-01-20 12:23:15

Embedded Systems Conference's New Format Brings Practical & Technical Training to Events in Silicon Valley, Boston & Minneapolis SAN FRANCISCO, Jan.

2015-01-20 08:42:51

Real time insight into projects and strategic business reporting helps VitalityHealth's Project Management Office streamline its focus on project execution and scalability TORONTO,

2015-01-20 08:42:50

Partners Brace for Spike in Demand for State-of-the-Art Technology With Imminent Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Deadline CLEARWATER, Fla. and BATH, England, Jan.

2015-01-20 08:42:46

North American Launch Comes in Advance of Windows Server 2003 Deadline CLEARWATER, Fla. and BATH, England, Jan.

2015-01-20 08:42:42

Solution Delivers Enterprise-Class IT Without the Enterprise Cost; Now Available to Replace Windows Server 2003 CLEARWATER, Fla. and BATH, England, Jan.

2015-01-20 08:39:01

BRADFORD, England, January 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UK top 40 law firm to take Proclaim Case Management solution European law firm, Fieldfisher, is to implement

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ALTRINCHAM, England, January 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Interact Intranet call for public vote in deciding winner of global nonprofit competition Interact Intranet,

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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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immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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