having the ears cropped.
having the hair cropped short, so that the ears are conspicuous.
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How to use crop-eared in a sentence
I give him my supper because he was hungry, and he ate it all, and called me a crop-eared rebel for my pains.Crown and Sceptre | George Manville Fenn
D—n me, it shall never be said in my time that the —th suffered a crop-eared Irishman to preach to them in their own mess-room!The Wild Geese | Stanley John Weyman
Close beside her were crop-eared Grip and Grapple, looking up at the line above them where hairy neck and shoulder joined.Bob, Son of Battle | Alfred Ollivant
In other words, his ace was crop-eared José, and his ace was not destined to be unsupported by other trump cards.The Black Pearl | Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
There was that commanding trump—his knowledge, his unsuspected knowledge of the whereabouts of crop-eared José.The Black Pearl | Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
British Dictionary definitions for crop-eared
having the ears or hair cut short
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