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Masham

/ˈmæsəm/
noun
1.
a crossbreed of large sheep having a black and white face and a long curly fleece: kept for lamb production
Word Origin
C20: named after Masham, town in N Yorkshire
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  • Early as I was at the rendezvous, Hawkesbury was before me, and with him his friend masham.

    My Friend Smith Talbot Baines Reed
  • masham, by the way, was very sorry to hear of your accident, and asked me to tell you so.

    My Friend Smith Talbot Baines Reed
  • My next was to find out masham, and take some desperate revenge on him.

    My Friend Smith Talbot Baines Reed
  • masham on seeing me started, and looked inquiringly at Hawkesbury.

    My Friend Smith Talbot Baines Reed
  • From 1710 Mrs. masham's only rival in the royal favour was the Duchess of Somerset.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • Mrs. masham is better, and will be here in three or four days.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • masham did not dine at home, so I ate with a friend in the neighbourhood.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • So I left him, and returned to Mrs. masham; but she had company with her, and I would not stay.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • I went to see Mrs. masham, who invited me to dinner; but I was engaged to Lewis.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • Lady masham has come abroad these three days, and seen the Queen.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift

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