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piebald

1. marked or spotted in two different colours, esp black and white
2. a black-and-white pied horse
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I passed over the last unanswerable utterance of the Betteredge philosophy; and returned to the subject of the man with the piebald hair.
We, if the piebald stands at livery much longer, he'll stand at nothin' as we go back, and p'raps that 'ere harm-cheer 'ull be tipped over into some hedge or another, with the shepherd in it.'
We saw many small animals, such as porcupines, a scaly ant-eater, and a wild pig, piebald in color and with long curved tusks.
Next, in a pause on the part of the man who led him, he regarded with huge interest a piebald Shetland pony.
Th Gauchos laughed at the idea of the black kind being different from the grey, and they said that at all events it ha not extended its range any further than the grey kind; tha the two were never found separate; and that they readil bred together, and produced piebald offspring.
His father sold an old cow, a pair of piebald mountain ponies of his own raising, and a cleared plot of fair pas- ture land on the sunny slope of a pine-clad pass to a Jew inn-keeper in order to pay the people of the ship that took men to America to get rich in a short time.
Here his daughter Josephine - a pretty fair-haired girl of eighteen, who had been tied on a horse at two years old, and had made a will at twelve, which she always carried about with her, expressive of her dying desire to be drawn to the grave by the two piebald ponies - cried, 'Father, hush!
It may be her father will tear my clothes off me, and if I am piebald -' he laughed.
This figure was clad in tweeds of a piebald check, with a pink tie, a sharp collar and protuberant yellow boots.
Dun and bay predominate in the breed, but all colors are allowed except albinos, roans and piebalds. The Gotland will grow a long, dense coat in the winter that will shed in the summer--reflective of adaptation to island temperature variations.
"I grew up with piebalds driving gigs round the roads, not racehorses, so didn't know what I was going to do with him, but I couldn't have him doing nothing out in a field."
The event, which raised cash for the RSPCA, included first ridden class, dressage, ridden veteran, and a new ridden coloured class which sported skewbalds, piebalds and spotted breeds.