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Southdown  adj.  Of or pertaining to the South Downs, a range of pasture hills south of the Thames, in England.
Southdown sheep (Zool.), a celebrated breed of shortwooled, hornless sheep, highly valued on account of the delicacy of their flesh. So called from the South Downs where the breed originated.

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"Southdown" Quotes from Famous Books

... not," answered Achmet, sternly. "Forty years ago, on the third of next month, you, Jasper Southdown Kingsland, were ...
— The Baronet's Bride • May Agnes Fleming

... got excellent wild turkeys there, and good Southdown mutton, and one could not complain ...
— Vanished Arizona - Recollections of the Army Life by a New England Woman • Martha Summerhayes

... a piece more uphill and you'll lie more natural,' said Mr Dudeney, with his provoking deaf smile. 'Now press your face down and smell to the turf. That's Southdown thyme which makes our Southdown mutton beyond compare, and, my mother told me, 'twill cure anything except broken necks, or hearts. I ...
— Rewards and Fairies • Rudyard Kipling

... was like this: when he got me down there he not only persuaded me to buy the ten young Holstein cows and a bull, but he induced me to buy five Berkshire brood sows and two four-year-old Belgian mares. He wanted me to take a flock of Southdown Ewes and a ram, but I didn't buy them—there's no money ...
— Hidden Treasure • John Thomas Simpson

... become a partaker of the same sort of comfort as did Dickens in his own time, or at least, amid the same surroundings; though it is to be feared that New Zealand mutton and Argentine beef have usurped the place in the larder formerly occupied by the "primest Scotch" and the juiciest "Southdown." ...
— Dickens' London • Francis Miltoun

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