Monday, 27 February 2012

Entry: piebald (adj.)

In context: "...the ones here with the least bad piebald coloring are the players who can tolerate spraying themselves down with Lemon Pledge before outdoor play."

Definition: Of a horse or other animal: having black and white patches; pied; (more widely) having patches of other colours, particoloured (rare)


1885    R. F. Burton tr. Arabian Nights' Entertainm. I. xiv. 134   Thereupon the eagle changed into a piebald wolf and these two battled in the palace for a long time.

SNOOT score: 1

Page: 99
Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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