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  • proper n. A county in Victoria, Australia.
  • n. An Australian breed of rather large medium-wooled sheep developed from crosses of Merino and Lincoln sheep and noted for ability to withstand damp and cold.
  • n. A sheep of the Polworth breed.

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Examples

  • Sir Patrick Hume or Home of Polwarth, afterwards earl of Marchmont, was born at Redbraes Castle, Berwickshire, on the 25th of December 1665.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • A black walnut folding-bed, exactly underneath the pulpit from which the minister of Polwarth preached every Sunday, was the fugitive's resting-place at night, while for a month he saw no more daylight than was able to reach him from a slit at one end of the vault.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Halyburton's message to Lady Home of Polwarth was a brief one, for when she opened his envelope there was nothing there to read -- only a little feather fluttered out, giving as plainly the advice to instant flight as pages of words might have done.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Baillie of Jerviswoode and Home of Polwarth, innocent men both, were denounced as traitors to their King.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • With James Winter's assistance the Lady Polwarth got a bed and bed-clothes carried in the night to the burying-place, a vault under the ground at Polwarth Church, a mile from the house.

    The Red True Story Book

  • THE Lady Grisell Baillie, as she was called after her marriage, was the daughter of a very eminent Covenanter, Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth.

    The Red True Story Book

  • So when there arose a dispute who would have the bed, the Lady Polwarth said nothing.

    The Red True Story Book

  • After this, James Winter and the Lady Polwarth made a hole in the ground under a bed that drew out of a recess in the wall.

    The Red True Story Book

  • Polwarth took her upon her back, the gentlemen carrying all their baggage, and Grisell going through the mire at her mother's side.

    The Red True Story Book

  • Grisell was born in 1665, and during all the years of her girlhood her father was seldom able to come home to his house of Polwarth, for fear of the officers of the Government seizing him.

    The Red True Story Book

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