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2015-05-04 16:37:34

PALO ALTO, California, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspirock.com instantly generates detailed sightseeing itineraries customized to match each traveler's interests.

2015-05-04 16:26:55

Celebrations Extend across Canada and to Germany, UK, and Trinidad TORONTO, May 4, 2015 /CNW/ - With music ranging from classical to hip hop, jazz to country, choral to throat

2015-05-01 23:01:54

V-Nova Ltd., a leading provider of video compression solutions, gave visitors to TV Connect 2015 (London, April 28-30) the opportunity to see a live demonstration of the successful IPTV &

2015-05-01 08:28:26

LONDON, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by visiongain [http://www.visiongain.com ] forecasts the overall world market for antithrombotic drugs will reach $22.4bn

2015-04-30 23:16:51

New Integration Feature of conceptClassifier Available to Address Support for Google Search Appliance McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) April 30, 2015

2015-04-30 23:08:39

CallSource expands its leadership in end-to-end call management, tracking, and training Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2015

2015-04-30 23:00:30

Spirax Sarco is honored with the UK’s highest accolade for business success for the design and manufacture of a unique flowmeter. Blythewood, South Carolina

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2015-04-30 14:41:34

In a new study, set to be published in The Lancet, British researchers looked at public health policies in England and Wales to project how these policies might impact average life expectancy. The study team found that life expectancy should increase even more than what is projected by national health officials for the next 15 years.

2015-04-30 12:27:21

LONDON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In conformity with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, we hereby notify the market of the following: Royal Dutch

2015-04-30 12:23:19

MANCHESTER, England, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today, during a press conference in Belfast that Routes Europe will return to the United Kingdom in


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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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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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