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Answer for the clue "A sheepdog", 6 letters:
Alternative clues for the word collie
Lassie, for one
Dog with "rough" and "smooth" breeds
Dog that might be named Shep
A silky-coated sheepdog with a long ruff and long narrow head developed in Scotland
Word definitions for collie in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ NOUN border ▪ Almost all breeds are here ... although Border collies tend to dominate the proceedings. ▪ A border collie mix, she explodes with energy. ▪ His head said not even his faithful border collie could survive a horror...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dog \Dog\ (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] (Zo["o]l.) A quadruped of the genus Canis , esp. the domestic dog ( Canis familiaris ). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals for intelligence,...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. Any of various breeds of dog originating in Scotland and England as sheepdogs
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1650s, possibly from dialectal coaly "coal-black," the color of some breeds (compare colley , "sheep with black face and legs," attested from 1793; Middle English colfox , "coal-fox," a variety of fox with tail and both ears tipped with black; and colley...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a silky-coated sheepdog with a long ruff and long narrow head developed in Scotland
Word definitions in Wikipedia
The collie is a distinctive type of herding dog , including many related landraces and standardised breeds . The type originated in Scotland and Northern England . The collie is a medium-sized, fairly lightly built dog, with a pointed snout. Many types...
Usage examples of collie.
You feel like trying to escape, remember that the amphicyons are outside and so are the sabertooth cats and a really trick orange salamander the size of a collie dog with venom like a king cobra Have a nice rest.
He was the maddest, gladdest man in all Green Valley that day until he remembered that he had sent Nan no gift, not even a greeting or a word of thanks for the beautiful collie dog she had sent him.
The inevitable farm collie rushed at me in the inevitable way and made all the inevitable noises and threats until a tired-looking woman even more faded than her housedress shushed him and shooed him and then came out, screen door snapping shut behind her, to meet me.
And a lovely little Pekingese, for example, or a prize spaniel, has even less in its head than an ugly Irish collie.
It had been built for a middle-sized dog, like a collie or setter or, yes, a Weimaraner, and I had to lay in a fetal position to fit, but that was the least of my problems.
English collie, with a brain volume of about twenty-five cubic centimeters, and a ratio of brain to body weight about half that of comparable contemporary mammals.
Mike and Carol were among the leading breeders and exhibitors of show collies during the 1970s, a hobby which led them to move to Cincinnati and purchase a boarding and grooming kennel.
And then, one of the Gnawers, a female who seemed half wolf and half collie under her grime, lifted her own head and howled.
He saw hayfields, orchards, tea-things spread upon a bank of flowers underneath a hedge, and a collie dog leaping and tumbling shoulder high among the standing grass.
Collie hoped they would get it spread and anchored before the wind strengthened enough to blow it away.
We started uncaching our equipment and moving it here about five years ago, after the collies got tired of dogging our every move.
In many ways the ten men and women in there were as guilty of collaboration with the enemy as were the loyalty-conditioned collies, and it was a little galling to Skyler to have to get them out.
The collies couldn't be allowed even a hint of what was about to happen.
Now came phase two, the mission that gave them the title of Bait: to draw down upon their own heads the worst the collies could offer.
Actually, you're the only one we absolutely have to keep the collies from getting hold of.