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Definition of the noun 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 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 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 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 previewOregon Teachers' Monthly (1912)

Katahdin is a big mountain.

Google previewBiology Pamphlets (1920)

Katahdin is a very pretty species, eight to ten inches high, having a single large rose-purpie flower. The Common Evening Primrose — Œnolhera biennis — is sometimes seen in gardens.

Google previewThe John McPhee Reader (2011)

by John McPhee

We move out onto it and look to the right down miles of water and far beyond to the high Katahdin massif. 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 .

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 previewBackpacker Magazine's Guide to the Appalachian Trail (2004)

by Jim Chase

Trail Distance: Katahdin to the Maine-New Hampshire State Line 281.4 miles Maintaining Club: Maine Appalachian Trail Club: Katahdin to Grafton Notch INTRODUCTION Katahdin is an appropriate northern terminus for the Trail, and not just ;...

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 previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

' The hi hest peak is Mt Katahdin ( 5200 ft.) ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1916)

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

Google previewCollier's New Encyclopedia (1921)

A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ; with Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps

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 popular encyclopedia (1836)

being a general dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, biography, history, and political economy, reprinted from the American edition of the 'Conversations lexicon' ... with dissertations on the rise and progress of literature by Sir Daniel Keyte Sandford, Thomas Thomson, Allan Cunningham

Hartford Haystack Mountain Henlopen Highlands of the Hudson Hockhocking Hudson City Hudson River Huron Illinois Indiana Indianopolis Ithaca Jackson James River Jamestown Kansas Katahdin Kenawha Kennebec Kentucky Key West ...

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Small photo of Katahdin Sheep by large Oak tree on family farm, Webster County, West Virginia, USASmall photo of Shedding hair sheep on family farm, Webster County, West Virginia, USA. Sheep breed is Katahdin and Barbados Blackbelly mix.Small photo of Katahdin sheep grazing in a field on a country farm.Small photo of Wooden dock on lake at the base of Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine.Small photo of View of Mount Katahdin the northern terminus of the Appalachian TrailSmall photo of Katahdin Ram SheepSmall photo of Mt. Katahdin in Northern Maine More...

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