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brinded

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj brinded having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Brinded Of a gray or tawny color with streaks of darker hue; streaked; brindled. "Three brinded cows,""The brinded cat."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • brinded Properly, of a gray or tawny color marked with bars or streaks of a darker hue; brindled: applied more loosely to any animal having a hide variegated by streaks or spots, and by Milton to the lioness, whose hide is of a nearly uniform hue: as, “the brinded cat,”
    • brinded “three brinded cows,”
    • brinded In heraldry, spotted: said of a beast used as a bearing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Brinded marked with spots or streaks
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. bröndōttr, brindled, fr. brandr, brand; and OE. bernen, brinnen, to burn. See Brand Burn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Brand.

Usage

In literature:

Brind, Brigadier Frederick General Sir James, G.C.B.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
If you and Mr. Jardine could dine, Colonel Brind?
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
Their color is white or brinded.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
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In poetry:

And I shoudn be surprize
While this was in his mind,
If a drop there twinkled in his eyes
Of unfamiliar brind.
"Lines On A Late Hospicious Ewent," by William Makepeace Thackeray
Her brinded neck high arch'd in air
Like a small rainbow faded there;
But brighter glow'd her plumy crown
Mouldering to golden ashes down;
"The Phoenix" by George Darley