half-bred


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half-bred

(hăf′brĕd′, häf′-)
adj.
Having only one parent that is purebred; half-blooded. Used of animals.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.half-bred - (of animals) having only one purebred parent
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
crossbred - bred from parents of different varieties or species
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half-bred

[ˈhɑːfbred] ADJmestizo
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Have you noticed, Sir Patrick, that these half-bred sort of people are almost invariably rude when they are ill?"
"If you think Anne a half-bred person, Lady Lundie, you stand alone in your opinion.
Some half-bred critic whom I had read made me believe that English could be written without them, and had better be written so, and I did not escape from this lamentable error until I had produced with weariness and vexation of spirit several pieces of prose wholly composed of monosyllables.
QUOYBRAE, Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 5,228 prime and store lambs yesterday.In the show and sale of ewe lambs champion single in the half-bred section was from J Sutherland, Overton, Mid-Clyth, and sold for PS180.
The remaining 54 winning horses were either half-bred or thoroughbred.
Interestingly, Daniel Defoe wrote a famous poem about the achievements of this "mongrel half-bred race".
He said: "I'm riding a half-bred called Rolling Stones.
Capt Nick Archdale, a founder member of the Welsh Half-bred Sheep Breeders' Association, presented each vendor with a rosette sponsored by Jones Peckover and Ruthin Farmers.
A former chairman of NSA Wales, he was a life vice president of the Welsh Half-Bred and Welsh Mule Sheep societies.
WELSH HALF-BRED: Ch - RA George, Pen-y-Banc, New Chapel, Llanidloes; R - EA Price, Pen-y-Banc, New Chapel, Llanidloes.
"He's a tricky wee fella- he'll make it all right." I watched in wonder as the hardy Scotch half-bred licked the life into her last born instinctively seeking" him out as the one needing most, attention.