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Skye terrier

one of a Scottish breed of small terriers having short legs and a dark or light blue-gray, gray, or fawn coat.
Origin of Skye terrier
First recorded in 1850-55; after Skye Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Two dogs, a retriever and a Skye terrier, showed much alarm.

  • I was to make a parable of my childish experience with the Skye terrier, assuming that life was organised to do me good.

  • The most sensitive of four-footed creatures in the world, the Skye terrier is utterly abased by a rebuke from his master.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • But this ingrate was no daughter of mine, but my protege—something to fasten the heart on, as one loves a Skye terrier.

  • Fluff, her mother's Skye terrier, curled up on her feet and fell asleep.

    The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book Constance Cary Harrison
  • She had had a Skye terrier as a pet for twelve years, and during the two months of her illness it remained by her bed.

  • My mother was a Skye terrier, silver gray in color and very intelligent and affectionate.

  • Two important members of the Barnes family were a large yellow cat and a small, tangle-haired, blue-gray mop of a Skye terrier.

    Kings in Exile

    Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
  • I say, Hubert, my Skye terrier caught a rat yesterday out walking.

  • Her black, silky hair, as fine as a Skye terrier's, curled around a comely head.

British Dictionary definitions for Skye terrier

Skye terrier

a short-legged long-bodied breed of terrier with long wiry hair and erect ears
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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