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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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  • 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
  • My next was to find out masham, and take some desperate revenge on him.

    My Friend Smith Talbot Baines Reed
  • masham has promised to provide for me: I squired his lady out of her chaise to-day, and must visit her in a day or two.

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

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • Then,” he said, turning short round to Hawkesbury, “masham was here this morning?

    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
  • The maid replied that she could not do so, because they were divided between Mrs. masham and the bed-chamber women in waiting.

  • Fair Hostess (to Mrs. masham, who is looking her very best).

  • masham on seeing me started, and looked inquiringly at Hawkesbury.

    My Friend Smith Talbot Baines Reed
  • Her friend she came with, her Cousin Keziah, was talking to Mrs. masham.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan

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