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Lamb
A lamb being bottle fed
A lamb being bottle fed

A lamb is a young sheep. In sheep husbandry, a lamb is a sheep less than one year old and yearlings are known as hoggets, and from this age on a domestic sheep is considered to be adult. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lamb. ... Download high resolution version (1024x763, 251 KB)Photo of a lamb by Fruggo, taken at Nunspeet (the Netherlands), 2004, licence CC-BY. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1024x763, 251 KB)Photo of a lamb by Fruggo, taken at Nunspeet (the Netherlands), 2004, licence CC-BY. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 227 KB)Ovis aries, about three months old. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 227 KB)Ovis aries, about three months old. ... Species See text. ... Binomial name Ovis aries Linnaeus, 1758 The domestic sheep (Ovis aries) is the most common species of the sheep genus. ... The term adult describes any mature organism, but normally it refers to a human: one that is no longer a child / minor and is now either a man or a woman. ...


Lambs are especially prized for their soft woollen hide (sheepskin) and for their meat (also called lamb). Wool in a shearing shed Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, AR Wool sheep, Royal Melbourne Show Wool is the fibre derived from the fur of animals of the Caprinae family, principally sheep and goats, but the hair of other mammals... Sheepskin is the hide of a sheep. ... Various meats Meat, in its broadest modern definition, is all animal tissue intended to be used as food. ... See also lamb (disambiguation) An unweaned lamb The terms lamb, hoggett or mutton are used to describe the meat of a domestic sheep. ...


Lambs in culture

Lambs are central to Abrahamic religion, being sacrificed both literally and metaphorically. The latter is exemplified in Jesus often being referred to as the "Lamb of God" for his martyrdom. (See Sacrificial lamb) map showing the prevalence of Abrahamic (purple) and Dharmic (yellow) religions in each country. ... Marcus Aurelius and members of the Imperial family offer sacrifice in gratitude for success against Germanic tribes: contemporarybas-relief, Capitoline Museum, Rome Sacrifice (from a Middle English verb meaning to make sacred, from Old French, from Latin sacrificium : sacer, sacred; sacred + facere, to make) is commonly known as the practice... Lamb of God (Latin: Agnus Dei) is one of the titles given to Jesus in the New Testament and consequently in the Christian tradition. ... A sacrificial lamb refers to a lamb (or metaphorical parallel) killed or discounted in some way in order to further some other cause. ...


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Lamb, Charles. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (341 words)
Lamb was a clerk at the India House from 1792 to 1825.
Lamb had himself declared her guardian to save her from permanent commitment to an asylum, and after 1799 they lived together.
Lamb was a gifted conversationalist and was friendly with most of the major literary figures of his time.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Lamb (In Early Christian Symbolism) (1191 words)
The lamb or sheep on the shoulders of the Good Shepherd is a symbol of the soul of the deceased being borne by Our Lord into heaven; whereas the two sheep accompanying the Shepherd represent the saints already enjoying eternal bliss.
The lamb, or sheep, symbol, then, of the first class described, has, in all catacomb paintings and on sarcophagi of the fourth century, always a meaning associated with the condition of the deceased after death.
John the Baptist; the Baptist is represented holding a scroll inscribed with the words: "Ecce Agnus Dei, ecce qui tollit peccata mundi." From the fifth century the head of the lamb began to be encircled by the nimbus.
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