collie


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col·lie

 (kŏl′ē)
n.
A medium-to-large dog of a breed originating in Scotland as a sheepdog, having a long narrow muzzle and either a long rough coat or a short smooth coat, depending on the variety.

[Scots, perhaps variant of colly, like coal, from Middle English col, coal; see coal.]

collie

(ˈkɒlɪ)
n
(Breeds) any of several silky-coated breeds of dog developed for herding sheep and cattle. See Border collie, rough collie, bearded collie
[C17: Scottish, probably from earlier colie black with coal dust, from cole coal]

col•lie

(ˈkɒl i)

n.
one of a breed of large Scottish sheepherding dogs with a long, narrow, wedge-shaped head and either a long, thick, straight coat or a short, hard coat.
[1645–55; perhaps Scots colle coal (in reference to the original coloration of the breed)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collie - a silky-coated sheepdog with a long ruff and long narrow head developed in Scotlandcollie - a silky-coated sheepdog with a long ruff and long narrow head developed in Scotland
sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
Translations
kolie
collie
skota ŝafhundo
lammaskoira
škotski ovčar
コリー
콜리
collie
collie
สุนัขใหญ่ขนยาวที่ใช้เลี้ยงแกะ
giống chó côli

collie

[ˈkɒlɪ] Nperro m pastor escocés, collie m

collie

[ˈkɒli] n (= dog) → colley m

collie

nCollie m

collie

[ˈkɒlɪ] n (dog) → collie m inv

collie

كَلْب اسْكُتْلَنْدِيّ ضَخْم kolie collie Collie κόλεϊ pastor collie, pastor escocés lammaskoira colley škotski ovčar collie コリー 콜리 collie fårehund owczarek szkocki collie колли collie สุนัขใหญ่ขนยาวที่ใช้เลี้ยงแกะ İskoç çoban köpeği giống chó côli 牧羊犬
References in classic literature ?
"Here, Collie!" called the strange man in the carriage.
He sprang over the poodle and vigorously attacked a collie, and the collie woke up, and immediately commenced a fierce and noisy contest with the poodle.
"It is your own fault for being a terrier; I do not require a licence, and neither does Kep, the Collie dog."
As they came nearer a dozen dogs ran barking toward them-- gaunt wolf hounds, a huge great Dane, a nimble-footed collie and a number of yapping, quarrelsome fox terriers.
I'd love to tell that collie next door, when we get home, that I had bitten a real pirate.
The children seemed to tumble about and amuse themselves like a litter of rough, good-natured collie puppies.
If you have ever seen a collie smile you may have some idea of Woola's facial distortion.
I saw only the sad eyes that looked like the eyes of Raja, my dead collie of the outer world.
He is only a two-year-old fox-terrier, and he interferes with everything and gives himself the airs of a gray-headed Scotch collie.
Not very far from the cottage I met Foster walking sturdily between the dripping hedges with his collie at his heels.
As he worked to restore us by speech and action, he reminded me of a grey-muzzled collie herding demoralised sheep.
She took their breaths away by the prices given and received for pedigreed Persians, pedigreed Ohio Improved Chesters, pedigreed Scotch collies, and pedigreed Jerseys.