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n.1.The armed or feruled end of a staff; in a sheephook, the end of the staff to which the hook is attached.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Environment Heritage Service wants to guage public opinion on making the dramatic mountains and coastline of Mourne, Co Down, into a National Park.
Retired Stormont Assembly member and former Police Federation chairman Jimmy Spratt tweeted: "Shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of Robbie Robinson in the Mourne Mountains yesterday.
John Crossey's side are unbeaten in Division 2A and should have too much for Roscommon, especially as the Mourne men welcome back the brilliant Paul Branniff (hamstring).
The police helicopter was called to the incidents as were a number of other agencies including the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team.
MORE than 100 people people took part in searches along stretches of the Rivers Foyle, Finn and Mourne in Strabane yesterday in a bid to find woman Attracta Harron, who has been missing from her home in the Co.
IT withstands the worst conditions but today the Mourne Wall has been restored to its former glory.
A MAN has been treated in hospital after being rescued on the Mourne Mountains yesterday.
Last year Tiger prepared for his title win by flying to the beautiful Royal Co Down course in the shadow of the Mourne Mountains.