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Dandie Dinmont

[dan-dee din-mont] /ˈdæn di ˈdɪn mɒnt/
one of a breed of small terriers having short legs, pendulous ears, and a long, wiry, pepper- or mustard-colored coat.
Origin of Dandie Dinmont
First recorded in 1840-50; after a character in Scott's novel, Guy Mannering, who owned two such terriers Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She was stooping forward playing with Robert's Dandie Dinmont.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • There is no better terrier exists to drive heavy gorse for rabbits than the Dandie Dinmont.

  • The author may here remark that the character of Dandie Dinmont was drawn from no individual.

  • It was in one of these raids that they fell in with the original Dandie Dinmont.

  • I never get my natural rest, as Dandie Dinmont says, in the steamer for noise, and on the shore for work.

    Up the Country Emily Eden
  • It was no more than three-quarters of an hour that Bertram and Dandie Dinmont had to keep their watch.

    Red Cap Tales Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • But, since to do this was to abandon Dandie Dinmont to their mercy, Brown refused point-blank.

    Red Cap Tales Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • The book was published in 1814, and Dandie Dinmont terriers have been popular in the border countries of Scotland ever since.

    The Dogs of Boytown Walter A. Dyer
  • Dandie Dinmont, a humorous, jovial store-farmer in "Guy Mannering."

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for Dandie Dinmont

Dandie Dinmont

/ˈdændɪ ˈdɪnmɒnt/
a breed of small terrier with a long coat and drooping ears Also called Dandie Dinmont terrier
Word Origin
C19: named after a character who owned two terriers in Guy Mannering (1815), a novel by Sir Walter Scott
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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