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sheepshank

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A temporary hitch in a rope to shorten it. It consists of two long bights in the rope and a half hitch over the end of each bight made in the standing part of the rope. A knotted sheepshank...

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sheepshank

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A temporary hitch in a rope to shorten it. It consists of two long bights in the rope and a half hitch over the end of each bight made in the standing part of the rope. A knotted sheepshank...

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Sheepshanks, William

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business Finance. 108 words.

Born 1851; s of Rev. T. Sheepshanks of Arthington Hall, Leeds; m 1876, Emily Florence, d of Rev. Henry Blunt; one s one d; died 21 July 1928

JP; Chairman of Aire &...

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Sheepshanks, John

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 19th-Century Art. 81 words.

British, 19th century, male.

Born 1787, in Leeds; died 5 October 1863, in London.

Draughtsman, watercolourist.

John Sheepshanks was an artist-philanthropist who...

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Sheepshanks, John

Graham Reynolds.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; 19th-Century Art. 383 words.

(b Leeds, 1787; d London, Oct 5, 1863).

English collector and patron. He was the son of a wealthy Leeds cloth manufacturer. Retiring from the family firm in the 1820s, he...

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Sheepshanks, David Richard

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 112 words.

CBE 2013

Born London 30 Oct. 1952; s of Robin Sheepshanks and Lilias Sheepshanks; m 1978, Mona Ullbin; one s one dnull...

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Anne Sheepshanks (1789–1876)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros.

in The Women of the Moon

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Physics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 660 words.

This chapter tells the few things that are known about the life of Anne Sheepshanks, a patron of nineteenth-century science.

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Sheepshanks, Sir Thomas Herbert

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 174 words.

KCB, 1948 (CB 1941); KBE, 1944

Born 10 Jan. 1895; y s of late Right Rev. John Sheepshanks, Bishop of Norwich; m 1921, Elizabeth Creemer, ...

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sheepshank

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 124 words.

ankh, bank, blank, clank, crank, dank, drank, embank, flank, franc, frank, hank, lank, outflank, outrank, Planck, plank, point-blank,

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sheepshank

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 124 words.

ankh, bank, blank, clank, crank, dank, drank, embank, flank, franc, frank, hank, lank, outflank, outrank, Planck, plank, point-blank,

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sheepshank

Edited by Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 57 words.

a temporary hitch in a rope to shorten it. It consists of two long bights in the rope and a half hitch over the end of each bight made in the standing part of the rope. A ...

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Sheepshanks

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 102 words.

Current frequencies: GB 14, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 17 • Main GB location 1881: Lancs

English:

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Sheepshanks, Anne (1789–1876), patron of science

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 3 words.

See Sheepshanks, Richard

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Sheepshanks, Richard (1794–1855), astronomer

A. M. Clerke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1175 words.

Sheepshanks, Richard (1794–1855), astronomer, was born at Leeds on 30 July 1794, the fourth son and sixth child of Joseph Sheepshanks, a cloth manufacturer, and his wife, Anne, daughter of...

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Sheepshanks, John (1787–1863), art collector and patron

G. S. Layard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art. 568 words.

Sheepshanks, John (1787–1863), art collector and patron, was born in Leeds, where his father, Joseph Sheepshanks, was a wealthy cloth manufacturer. His mother was Anne Wilson of a...

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Sheepshanks, Sir Thomas Herbert (1895–1964), civil servant

Rodney Lowe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions. 991 words.

Sheepshanks, Sir Thomas Herbert (1895–1964), civil servant, was born in the bishop's palace, Norwich, on 10 January 1895, the youngest of the twelve surviving children of John Sheepshanks...

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Sheepshanks, John (1834–1912), bishop of Norwich

Nicholas Groves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1291 words.

Sheepshanks, John (1834–1912), bishop of Norwich, was born in Belgravia, London, on 23 February 1834, the second son in the family of six daughters and three sons of Thomas Sheepshanks...

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Sheepshanks, Mary Ryott (1872–1960), educationist, feminist, and internationalist

Sybil Oldfield.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Education; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1300 words.

Sheepshanks, Mary Ryott (1872–1960), educationist, feminist, and internationalist, was born on 25 October 1872 at Bilton vicarage, near Harrogate, Yorkshire, the second of the thirteen...

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Mary Sheepshanks, Virginia Stephen, and Morley College: Learning to Teach, Learning to Write

Beth Rigel Daugherty.

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

June 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 3712 words.

This essay extends Sybil Oldfield’s biographical treatment of Mary Sheepshanks as it speculates about what Virginia Stephen learned at Morley College about teaching and about writing. The...

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