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Newfoundland

a very large (100-150 lb), black or bronze, longhaired dog with massive head, small pendulous ears and bushy tail. A black and white version is known as Landseer. The breed is predisposed to subaortic stenosis, cardiomyopathy and hypothyroidism.
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As Overton shows, being different is a basic assumption of Newfoundlanders, an assumption that has become an industry, from those little mummer figures made in China to the unavoidable tourism ads on the television to The Republic of Doyle.
It used to be said that there were more Newfoundlanders in Boston than in St.
Building from previous research with Newfoundlanders in southern Ontario and across various parts of the United States, I have often argued that to understand Newfoundland identity, one must acknowledge this history of migration (Thorne 2004; 2007).
Smallwood's intention was to use the influx of newly resettled Newfoundlanders to fill the urban factories that would be erected, but the promise of industrialization, despite Smallwood's efforts, failed to materialize on anywhere near the scale that he envisioned.
While Phebe Florence Miller was creating a space in which to discuss literature and the arts in Topsail, another Newfoundlander, newly retired sailor William Morris Barnes (1850-1934), was making his first contact with New York publishing circles in a New York park.
Consider the age-old skills Newfoundlanders and Labradorians developed by constructing vessels for the sea.
5) It was cases of genetic misadventure such as these that served as the initial impetus to establish a stricter regulatory regime in order both to track research occurring in the province (especially as it related to genetics), and to ensure that the health and economic interests of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians were properly served.
It has a regional appeal that speaks to Newfoundlanders but also to a heroic struggle with the harsh Canadian environment, much in the way that Nanook of the North did a decade earlier.
The Newfoundlanders are known to pop open such Celtic chestnuts as `John Barbour' and `Chafe's Celidh,' but their new CD, `Something Beautiful,' features 10 original tunes as well.
You would have the Danes making jokes about the Swedes, and the Swedes about the Scots and the Irish and the Canadians didn't like Newfoundlanders.
Third, as a result of the lack of confidence in the local politicians, many Newfoundlanders concluded that a British-appointed commission might provide a better public administration.
In Canada, an entire nation feels smug and superior when stereotypes of quaint, unsophisticated Newfies - Newfoundlanders - inspire uproarious laughter.