from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a breed of small, hornless sheep of English origin, having short, dense, fine-textured wool.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of a particular English breed of small sheep.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the South Downs, a range of pasture hills south of the Thames, in England.
- n. A Southdown sheep.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the South Downs in Hampshire and Sussex, England: as, Southdown sheep.
- n. A noted English breed of sheep; a sheep of this breed, or mutton of this kind. See sheep, 1.
The wool of the Southdown is short, and extremely fine; the fleece weighs about 3 lbs.
-- And that's silly, seeing as the Southdown is a smaller sheep than ours, and I don't see any sense in bringing down our fine big sheep that can stand all waters and weathers.
The best "Southdown" would, perhaps, be as distasteful to them as monkey meat would be to you; so here again we are met by that same eternal proverb, -- _Chacun à son goût.
The best "Southdown" would, perhaps, be as distasteful to them as monkey meat would be to you; so here again we are met by that same eternal proverb, -- "_Chacun a son gout_."
And what lookers they are – stocky little Southdown ewes with coats so dense and fine that they appear already knitted.
There were also violent confrontations at a meet this month of the Southdown and Eridge hunt near Shoreham, West Sussex, when 50 saboteurs arrived to monitor the event.
Southdown Farm (01273 843278, southdown-farm. co.uk) near Ditchling is a racers 'favourite, with camping pitches from £8 for a car and one person
Louisiana The parishes (counties) of Iberia, St. Mary, Assumption, and Terrebonne are the heart of the Cajun coast, and a great place to explore some of its past is Houma's Southdown Plantation/Terrebonne Museum, in a 19th-century sugar plantation home.
Other big acquisitions for Cemex include the purchase of Houston-based Southdown in 2000 for $2.8 billion and the $5.8 billion acquisition of U.K.-based RMC Group in 2005.
Yet there it was -- 30-inches long, toothy and leathery green with yellow stripes -- sitting on the side of Pauldings Pond, a small pool of golden reeds at the intersection of Southdown Road and Tanyard Lane.
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