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Definition of Katahdin

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  1. [singulare tantum] A particular breed of sheep.
  2. [countable] A sheep of that breed.

Phrases with Katahdin

  1. Zapada katahdin
  2. Pedicia katahdin
  3. Spilogona katahdin
  4. Tricyphona katahdin
  5. species Zapada katahdin
  6. species Pedicia katahdin
  7. Oeneis polixenes katahdin
  8. species Spilogona katahdin
  9. species Tricyphona katahdin
  10. subspecies Oeneis polixenes katahdin


The Katahdin is a breed of domestic sheep developed in Maine, USA, mostly in the second half of the 20th century. This breed was originated by Michael Piel who after reading an article in the February 1956 National Geographic imported selected St. Croix sheep chosen by Dr. Richard Marshall Bond and crossed them with various other breeds, selecting lambs based on hair coat, meat-type conformation, high fertility, and flocking instinct. The Katahdin sheds its winter coat, and so does not have to be sheared. Its popularity in the USA has increased in recent years due to low wool prices and high shearing costs.

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Google previewAppalachian Trail Hiker (2004)

Trail-Proven Advice for Hikes of Any Length by Victoria Logue, Frank Logue

Katahdin is a mile-high mountain, a monadnock that is hard to beat for a dramatic finish to a thru-hike. On a northbound hike, it can be a powerful draw to spur you on. But, climbing Katahdin is an awesome event whether it is hiked first, last, ;...

Google previewGeographical Review (1919)

by American Geographical Society of New York

Katahdin is an extensive plateau covered with tabular blocks or slabs of red granite, which increase in size upwards toward the West Peak, the highest point. The red granite on weathering  ...

Google previewThe John McPhee Reader (2011)

by John McPhee

Katahdin is a mile high. The lake's elevation is less than a thousand feet. Katahdin stands alone. The vast terrain around it is the next thing to a peneplain. Wherever you paddle through this country, when you move out onto the big lakes you ...

Google previewThe Survival of the Bark Canoe (1982)

by John McPhee

Katahdin is a mile high. The lake's elevation is less than a thousand feet. Katahdin stands alone. The vast terrain around it is the next thing to a peneplain. Wherever you paddle through this country, when you move out onto the big lakes you ...

Google previewCassier's Magazine (1898)

The Katahdin is a somewhat modified form of the type proposed by Rear Admiral Daniel Arnmen, U. S. N. This distinguished officer has given much attention to the subject of coast-defence, to the strategical and tactical value of the ram therein, ...

Google previewWhen North Winds Blow (1922)

by Walter Crane Emerson

m Katahdin is a mountain, and a mountain is "an elevation higher than a hill, and often abrupt but without great extent of surface at its summit." A purely vegetable and mineral production therefore, earth, rocks, trees, shrubs, grass and  ...

Google previewRand, McNally & co.'s handy guide to the New England states (1897)

by Rand McNally and Company

Katahdin is an isolated summit, 5,20u feet in height, of remarkable form, and apparently an outpost of the Appalachian uplift, connecting the White Mountains with the lofty ranges of the Gaspe Peninsula; the peaks of the Presidential range  ;...

Google previewScientific American (1893)

The Katahdin is a twin screw armor-plated vessel, built from the designs of Rear Admiral Daniel Ammen, and is based upon the personal experience of the admiral in the use of and the defense against rams in our civil war, 1861-65. The plans ...

Google previewQuips, Quotes and Savvy Sayings (2006)

A Resource for Lovers of the Language by Phyllis Martin

continue on doctorate degree each and every end result equally as few in number final outcome free gift join together/mix together Mount Katahdin (The word Katahdin means big mountain.) new innovation (An innovation is a new method, ...

Google previewSacred Places, North America (2008)

108 Destinations by Brad Olsen

The imposing Mount Katahdin is a granite peak rising ;...

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Encyclopedia department (A-Z) (1904)

direction from the White Mountains, past Mount Katahdin and Mount Abraham to Mars Hill near St. John river. The highest elevation is Mount Katahdin, in the center of the State, 5,383 feet.

Google previewThe British Museum Encyclopedia of Native North America (1999)

by Rayna Green

Those in the East were expert hunters, basketmakers and fisherpeople, centred around Mount Katahdin. They were among the first Natives to experience the devastation of epidemic disease such as smallpox in the 1 7th century and also ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1916)

Katahdin. About 1880 the British built the torpedo ram Polyphemus, which was like the ...

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Scrabble value of K5A1T1A1H4D2I1N1

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