Thursday, June 16, 2011
Definitions for brindled
- Gray or tawny with darker streaks or spots.
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Citations for brindled
With each circuit he went faster and faster, until he looked like a brindled streak with a dash of black and white on top.
They went thither to fetch some, leaving Cadmus stretched on the ground along with the brindled cow; for, now that he had found a place of rest, it seemed as if all the weariness of his pilgrimage, ever since he left King Aegnor's palace, had fallen upon him at once.
Origin of brindled
Brindled is alteration of brinded "brown or marked as if with brands" with -le, perhaps influenced by words like speckled, etc.