black-and-tan terrier


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black-and-tan terrier

black-and-tan terrier

n
(Breeds) a less common name for Manchester terrier
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Noun1.black-and-tan terrier - a breed of short-haired rat terrier with a black-and-tan coat that was developed in Manchester, Englandblack-and-tan terrier - a breed of short-haired rat terrier with a black-and-tan coat that was developed in Manchester, England
rat terrier, ratter - any of several breeds of terrier developed to catch rats
toy Manchester, toy Manchester terrier - breed of small Manchester terrier
References in classic literature ?
In the flat across the hall from us lived a lady with a black-and-tan terrier. Her husband strung it and took it out every evening, but he always came home cheerful and whistling.
Their eyes were just of the same colour, but a striking test of the difference in their operation was seen in the demeanour of Trip, the black-and-tan terrier, whenever that much- suspected dog unwarily exposed himself to the freezing arctic ray of Mrs.
Farebrother's approach along the grass, and had just stooped down to lecture a small black-and-tan terrier, which would persist in walking on the sheet and smelling at the rose-leaves as Mary sprinkled them.