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Leices·ter 1

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A borough of central England east-northeast of Birmingham. Built on the site of a Roman settlement, it is an important industrial center.

Leices·ter 2

 (lĕs′tər)
n.
1. Any of a breed of large, white-faced sheep having long coarse wool, developed in Leicestershire, a county of central England.
2. A hard cheese similar to Cheddar and usually orange.

Leicester

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1. (Placename) a city in central England, in Leicester unitary authority, on the River Soar: administrative centre of Leicestershire: Roman remains and a ruined Norman castle; two universities (1957, 1992); light engineering, hosiery, and footwear industries. Pop: 283 900 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in central England, in Leicestershire. Pop: 330 574 (2001). Area: 73 sq km (28 sq miles)
3. (Placename) short for Leicestershire
4. (Breeds) a breed of sheep with long wool, originally from Leicestershire
5. (Cookery) a fairly mild dark orange whole-milk cheese, similar to Cheddar

Leicester

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(Biography) Earl of. title of Robert Dudley. ?1532–88, English courtier; favourite of Elizabeth I. He led an unsuccessful expedition to the Netherlands (1585–87)

Leices•ter

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n.
1. 1st Earl of, Dudley, Robert.
2. a city in Leicestershire, in central England. 293,400.
4. one of an English breed of large sheep, noted for its coarse, long wool and large yield of mutton.
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Bosworth Field - the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (1485); Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned as Henry VII
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Leicester - an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England; built on the site of a Roman settlement
2.Leicester - an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England; built on the site of a Roman settlement
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Leicester, Leicestershire - a largely agricultural county in central England
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The main pedigree sales are for Beltex, Texel , Suffolk, Chevi-ots, Blue-faced Leicesters, Lleyns Zwartbles, Berrichon, Charollais, Bleu de Maine and Rouges.
Schnepf's border and blue-faced Leicesters later this year and says that sheep are friendly and useful.
He runs up to 170 Welsh mules, breeding replacements with Blue-Faced Leicesters back to the mules and putting Charolais to the best-looking lambs.