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Shetland pony

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noun
  1. one of a breed of small but sturdy, rough-coated ponies, raised originally in the Shetland Islands.

Origin of Shetland pony

First recorded in 1795–1805
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  • No thought of fear seemed to occur to the children, who patted and stroked it as if it had been a Shetland-pony.

    Sylvie and Bruno

    Lewis Carroll


British Dictionary definitions for shetland pony

Shetland pony

noun
  1. a very small sturdy breed of pony with a long shaggy mane and tailAlso called: sheltie
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