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Collie \Col"lie\ (k[o^]l"l[y^]), n. [Gael. cuilean whelp, puppy, dog.] (Zo["o]l.) The Scotch shepherd dog. There are two breeds, the rough-haired and smooth-haired. It is remarkable for its intelligence, displayed especially in caring for flocks.

  1. (context British dialect English) black as coal n. 1 (context British dialect English) soot. 2 (context British dialect English) A blackbird 3 (context dated English) (alternative spelling of collie English) v

  2. (context transitive archaic English) to make black, as with coal

  1. v. make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!" [syn: dirty, soil, begrime, grime, bemire] [ant: clean]

  2. [also: collied, colliest, collier]

Usage examples of "colly".

Owen, Collyer, Calvert, Capellini, Broca, Ferretti, Bellucci, Slopes, Moir, Fisher, and Keith.

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.

Colly, when it was absolutely obvious Alanna Brooks was the one not up to standard.

Lloyd Clancy hated Colly because he knew it was only a matter of time before Colly eclipsed him totally.

Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That in a spleen unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, "Behold!

Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That in a spleen unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, “Behold!

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.

But no matter what happened now, they would at least have had the chance to live as blackcollars again, the chance for one last shot at the collies and their Ryqril overlords.

Pictures of eight generations of Paixaos, as far back as imaging technology allowed, ranging from faded black and white daguerrotypes of Cap'n Frank and Marion to paused holoblocks of Rhea, Colly and himself.

Fred Collyer bought himself a can of beer at the simple bar and carried it over to his named place, exchanging Hi-yahs with the faces he saw on the circuit from Saratoga to Hollywood Park.