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Scotch terrier

Origin of Scotch terrier
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Scotch terrier
Historical Examples
  • The growl of the English mastiff and the snarl of the Scotch terrier would make a duet which would enliven the shores of Lethe.

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • He slipped his knapsack to the ground, and the Scotch terrier sank upon it, and curled himself up into a ball.

    Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • I think I can explain the puzzle of the Scotch terrier and his interment of the frogs, for the satisfaction of your correspondent.

  • Not having partridges to go after, he had taken to rat-hunting, and was as clever at it as a Scotch terrier.

    My Private Menagerie Theophile Gautier
  • The women keep pet lap dogs of various descriptions, generally a sort of terrier, some of them much resembling the Scotch terrier.

    At Home with the Patagonians George Chaworth Musters
  • A Scotch terrier may be the bravest little dog that ever barked, but he can't fight a mastiff with any hope of saving his life.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
  • She saw something beneath the rags and Scotch terrier whiskers that she did not understand.

British Dictionary definitions for Scotch terrier

Scotch terrier

another name for Scottish terrier
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