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Merinos were brought to England for the first time in 1788, but attracted little attention, owing to the want of rams.
A TREATISE ON SHEEP:AMBROSE BLACKLOCK
In Sardinia the merinos were very white and glistening, so that one thought of the Scriptural "white as wool."
SEA AND SARDINIAD. H. LAWRENCE
"Get Merinos, by all means," pronounced Henry Wilson, who lived to the north of him.
THE CASSOWARYSTANLEY WATERLOO
Here, the veldt will carry one sheep—these are principally merinos—or a goat, to four acres; or one ox to sixteen acres.
For dark merinos, or cashmeres, some prefer dark twilled stuffs.
The Rambouillets she purchased had kept fat where the merinos had lost weight on the same feed.
He's got eight sections of grazing and four thousand head of the finest Merinos south of the Arctic Circle.'
The merinos menores limited themselves to jurisdiction in certain criminal cases.
A HISTORY OF SPAINCHARLES E. CHAPMAN
The adelantado mayor also had administrative functions, as the superior of the merinos and other officials below him.
A HISTORY OF SPAINCHARLES E. CHAPMAN
And all the afternoon, looking over prize Merinos and Berkshire gilts, continually that vision burned up under his eyelids.

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