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[krop-eerd] /ˈkrɒpˌɪərd/
having the ears cropped.
having the hair cropped short, so that the ears are conspicuous.
Origin of crop-eared
First recorded in 1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I mean the fellow that had the crop-eared cob with the white legs.

  • She ran off as soon as she saw Jeph coming, and said he was a crop-eared villain.

    Under the Storm Charlotte M. Yonge
  • D—n me, it shall never be said in my time that the —th suffered a crop-eared Irishman to preach to them in their own mess-room!

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • He looked longingly upon the two crop-eared fellows, and begrudged the Church the possession of them.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan
  • I give him my supper because he was hungry, and he ate it all, and called me a crop-eared rebel for my pains.

    Crown and Sceptre George Manville Fenn
  • Next time that crop-eared, chrome-coloured coolie shows against the sky-line, I run for a rope or something.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming
  • Anne, with her soul full of romantic thrills, had no attention to spare just then for a crop-eared pussy cat.

    Anne Of The Island Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Could the cross, crop-eared old Puritan ever have been like other boys, and gone a bird-nesting?

  • The last line might have been uttered by some crop-eared holder-forth, who fought as well as preached under Cromwell.

  • Close beside her were crop-eared Grip and Grapple, looking up at the line above them where hairy neck and shoulder joined.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
British Dictionary definitions for crop-eared


having the ears or hair cut short
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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