Dandie Dinmont terrier
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Dan·die Din·mont terrier(dăn′dē dĭn′mŏnt′)
A terrier of a small breed developed in the border area of England and Scotland, having a long body with short legs, drooping ears, and long, silky hair on top of the head.
[After Dandie Dinmont, the owner of six such dogs in Guy Mannering, a novel by Sir Walter Scott.]
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Dan′die Din′mont ter`rier(ˈdæn di ˈdɪn mɒnt)
one of a breed of small terriers having short legs, a long body, pendulous ears, a wiry coat, and a topknot.
[1840–50; after a character in Scott's novel Guy Mannering who owned two such terriers]
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|Noun||1.||Dandie Dinmont terrier - a breed of small terrier with long wiry coat and drooping ears|
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
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