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Ancon sheep


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ancon sheep (Zoöl) a breed of sheep with short crooked legs and long back. It originated in Massachusetts in 1791; -- called also the otter breed.
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In literature:

From this ram was descended the breed of ancon, or otter, sheep.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
Ancon sheep, 100, 103, 227.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
HUMPHREYS, Col., on Ancon sheep, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin