Texel


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Tex·el

 (tĕk′səl, tĕs′əl)
An island of northwest Netherlands in the North Sea in the southwest Frisian Islands. It is the largest of the West Frisian Islands and a popular resort area.

Texel

(ˈtɛksəl)
n
(Breeds) a breed of sheep originating from the Netherlands having a heavy white fleece: kept for the production of lean lambs
[C20: named after Texel, one of the West Frisian Islands off the Netherlands]
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We have seen him, more successful under the name of Jacob than under that of Isaac, gain the friendship of Gryphus, which for several months he cultivated by means of the best Genievre ever distilled from the Texel to Antwerp, and he lulled the suspicion of the jealous turnkey by holding out to him the flattering prospect of his designing to marry Rosa.
But old Scholey was saying, just now, that he thought you would be sent first to the Texel. Well, well, we are ready, whatever happens.
It will include the offspring of the only New Zealand ram in the UK Texel flock book.
Sale highlight was Pure Texel lambs from JR&A Mews, Chapel House, Allendale selling to PS111 M/s TR&EA Milburn, Wallend, Brampton returned to the Hexham ring and sold their pen of Beltex ewe lambs to PS106 Mr B Story, Woodhead, Haltwhistle came and took advantage of the Hexham ring this week and sold a pen of 15 Dutch Texels to PS100.
The much talked about lamb, from the Wight family - Karen, Allan, Ben, Katie and Andrew - of Midlock, Crawford, surpassed the family's previous Texel top price of 24,000gns by some way and beat their best price for a Blackface tup of PS60,000.
The sheep - from Stasa Moyse's Saltire flock at Woolhillock, Skene, on the outskirts Aberdeen - will compete in the first-ever class for Blue Texel sheep.
The result topped a great week for Jeff and Jennifer Aiken, who had earlier cleaned up the Texel silverware with other Batman progeny.
Class 1 - Texel X Scotch Mule (up to 42kg): 1 RA Campbell, Meikle Seggie 39kg at PS75.
Over the years, Texel has mastered the use of needlepunch technology and the processing and finishing of nonwoven materials through various sophisticated processes.
BREEDING EWES (293): We have definitely seen the peak of breeding females, with a much smaller entry of breeding ewes which topped at PS80 for a pen of quality Bleu du Maine X Charollais ewe lambs from Davies, Cysgod-YBrwyn; PS78 for Texel ewe lambs from Gwarfedw Farm, Maesydderwen; PS66 for mule ewe lambs from Hope, Trefelli, who also sold other mule ewe lambs at PS64, PS62 and PS60; PS62 for ewe lambs from Williams, 50 Limegrove; PS61 for aged ewes from Morgan, The Cottage, Binchurn Farm; PS60 for yearling ewes from George, Llanferran; PS60 for a pair of yearlings from Davies, Ciliaden.
While Texel Air will provide hangar, maintenance and certification services through its 3,200 m2 facility at Bahrain International airport, Comlux will take care of system upgrades and cabin modification services by hiring high-skilled local craftsmen and engineers, managed and assisted by Comlux America experts on-site.
Fur coats, luxury car parts, frisbees, bicycles, machine guns, sex toys and left shoes are just some of the things found among the two tons of junk that turns up on Texel's coast each day.