crotal


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crotal

(ˈkrɒtəl) or

crottle

n
(Textiles) Scot any of various lichens used in dyeing wool, esp for the manufacture of tweeds
[Gaelic crotal]
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Noun1.crotal - any of several lichens of the genus Parmelia from which reddish brown or purple dyes are made
lichen - any thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes; occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc.
genus Parmelia, Parmelia - type genus of the Parmeliaceae; a large genus of chiefly alpine foliaceous lichens
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Acquisition of 711 500 units for the individual identification of the animals of the ovine and caprine species distributed as follows: a) visual atrial mark (ear tag) and hdx ruminal bolus: 40,000 units; b) visual auricular mark (crotal) and hdx ruminal mini bolus: 126,000 units; c) visual auricular mark (ear tag) and ruminal bolus fdxb: 34,000 units; d) visual auricular mark (ear tag) and ruminal mini bolus fdxb: 489,000 units; e) visual auricular mark (ear tag) and electronic tag fdxb: 11 250 units; f) visual aural mark (ear tag) and electronic tag hdx: 11 250 units.
Al dia siguiente, se hace la identificacion crotal de las crias y se les libera sin esquilar.
Here, the continuing significance of sheep to the economy is portrayed, and the collective aspects of this work are apparent, from the gathering and shearing of the sheep by men, to the scraping of crotal, a lichen used for dyeing the wool, from rocks by children, and the waulking of the tweed by the women.