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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.
The brindled swirl of colors is worthy of this great pistol.
The service will also remember the unidentified brindled female Staffie who sustained serious acid burns last month.
It's a beauty both in name and design, because it's a pale brindled beauty.
And the one special cow, a brindled heifer, sensed it coming too, my father muttered.
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." Lest the poet assume that anything other than instinct and natural sex drives underpin their actions, he writes, "But I must remember / How far their feelings are from mine marooned.
Kunz, "Increase of flux control of cytochrome c oxidase in copper-deficient mottled brindled mice," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
The specimens were identified as brindled madtom (Noturus miurus), a species he described just ten years earlier.