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brindled

brown or grey streaked or patched with a darker colour
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Several persons who happened to see the brindled cow, and Cadmus following behind, began to trudge after her, precisely as he did.
When Cadmus and his companions came up with her, there was the brindled cow taking her ease, chewing her cud, and looking them quietly in the face; as if this was just the spot she had been seeking for, and as if it were all a matter of course.
The brindled cow, which has led us hither, will supply us with milk.
They went thither to fetch some, leaving Cadmus stretched on the ground along with the brindled cow; for, now that he had found a place of rest, it seemed as if all the weariness of his pilgrimage, ever since he left King Agenor's palace, had fallen upon him at once.
A remarkable narrative poem from the period of his mid-1970s collection High Island is "Seals at High Island," and in it the poet presents first the copulation of two seals and then the battle of two bulls for dominance, an aspect of "nature red in tooth and claw" that juxtaposes the life force depicted in the poem yielding to the enraged desire to wound and kill: "Swayed by the thrust and backfall of the tide, / A dappled grey bull and a brindled cow / Copulate in the green water of a cove.
The specimens were identified as brindled madtom (Noturus miurus), a species he described just ten years earlier.
When motorist Mark Stockdale locked himself out of his car at Outlane, he trapped his brindled boxer dog, Buster, inside with the engine running.
two thousand hours drawing walnut's brindled light,
Dropping the tailgate, he pulled out his young world champion King Bud, a racy, brindled, bob-tailed, 45-pound squirrel dog.
A massive wooly white, looking like a Charolais-Hereford cross, scrapes dirt with a huge hoof while a big brindled, loose-skinned Brahma-mix stands staring off into the night, perhaps contemplating murder.
It would break my heart if future consecrated persons are denied their vocation because they put on brindled humanity.
There was a fishy flavour to the milk, too, which I could not at all account for, till one morning happening to take a stroll along the beach among some fishermen's boats, I saw Hosea's brindled cow feeding on some fish remnants, and marching along the sand with each foot in a cod's decapitated head, looking very slip-shod, I assure ye.