piebald


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pie·bald

 (pī′bôld′)
adj.
Spotted or patched, especially in black and white.
n.
A piebald animal, especially a horse.

[pie + Early Modern English bald, marked or streaked with white (from Middle English bald, bald; see bald).]
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piebald

(ˈpaɪˌbɔːld)
adj
(Colours) marked or spotted in two different colours, esp black and white: a piebald horse.
n
(Animals) a black-and-white pied horse
[C16: pie2 + bald; see also pied]
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pie•bald

(ˈpaɪˌbɔld)

adj.
1. having patches of two colors, esp. black and white.
n.
2. a piebald animal.
[1580–90; pie2 (see pied) + bald]
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piebald

, skewbald - Piebald is being spotted with irregular patches of different colors, especially black and white; skewbald is spotted white and a color other than black.
See also related terms for spotted.
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piebald

pinto
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.piebald - having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightlypiebald - having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies"
coloured, colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
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piebald

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
مُلَوَّن بِلَوْنَيْن
grošovanýskvrnitý
tarkánfoltos
tvílitur; svartskjóttur
keršas
dābolains
grošovaný

piebald

[ˈpaɪbɔːld]
A. ADJpío, picazo
B. Ncaballo m pío, picazo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

piebald

[ˈpaɪbɔːld] adjpie inv
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

piebald

adjscheckig
nSchecke mf
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

piebald

[ˈpaɪˌbɔːld] adj (horse) → pezzato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

piebald

(ˈpaiboːld) adjective
(usually of horses) black and white in patches.
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References in classic literature ?
At last he said: 'Oh, you wretched beard-cleaner, you piebald fool, you hungry mouse-hunter, what can you be thinking of?
So I went and asked my aunt how she felt--you remember her?--the long, piebald rat, rather skinny, who came to see you in Puddleby last Spring with jaundice?
He caught a glimpse of the broad, smooth, black and piebald back of Hollandka.
The little shaggy piebald horse was also covered with snow and coughing, I remember that very well.
Their very appearance and equipment exhibited a piebald mixture, half civilized and half savage.
Their language is of the same piebald character, being a French patois, embroidered with Indian and English words and phrases.
Several limes in the old garden had been cut down and a piebald mare and her foal were wandering in front of the house among the rosebushes.
THEY must put up with the man with the piebald hair, and the gipsy complexion-- or they would get no doctoring at all."
'I drove the old piebald in that 'ere little shay-cart as belonged to your mother-in-law's first wenter, into vich a harm-cheer wos lifted for the shepherd; and I'm blessed,' said Mr.
Her damsels and she are all one glow of gold, all bunches of pearls, all diamonds, all rubies, all cloth of brocade of more than ten borders; with their hair loose on their shoulders like so many sunbeams playing with the wind; and moreover, they come mounted on three piebald cackneys, the finest sight ever you saw."
He is the piebald drum- horse, the king of the regimental band, that served the regiment for seven-and-thirty years, and in the end was shot for old age.
And he met Thibetan herdsmen with their dogs and flocks of sheep, each sheep with a little bag of borax on his back, and wandering wood-cutters, and cloaked and blanketed Lamas from Thibet, coming into India on pilgrimage, and envoys of little solitary Hill-states, posting furiously on ring-streaked and piebald ponies, or the cavalcade of a Rajah paying a visit; or else for a long, clear day he would see nothing more than a black bear grunting and rooting below in the valley.