- 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
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Examples from the Web for skye terrier
Her father's the earl of Skye-terrier, or some such damn place.Jimmie Higgins
His bark resembles exactly that of a Skye-terrier when very much excited.Wanderings in India
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.The Island of Doctor Moreau
H. G. Wells
- a short-legged long-bodied breed of terrier with long wiry hair and erect ears
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