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Skye terrier

noun
  1. one of a Scottish breed of small terriers having short legs and a dark or light blue-gray, gray, or fawn coat.
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Origin of Skye terrier

First recorded in 1850–55; after Skye
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Examples from the Web for skye terrier

Historical Examples

  • Her father's the earl of Skye-terrier, or some such damn place.

    Jimmie Higgins

    Upton Sinclair

  • His bark resembles exactly that of a Skye-terrier when very much excited.

  • It was black and white, as hairy as a skye-terrier, and as large as a medium-sized spaniel.

  • It was the size of a man, but it seemed covered with a dull grey hair almost like a Skye-terrier.


British Dictionary definitions for skye terrier

Skye terrier

noun
  1. a short-legged long-bodied breed of terrier with long wiry hair and erect ears
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