brinded

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Etymology[edit]

Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse brǫndóttr ‘brinded’.

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brinded (comparative more brinded, superlative most brinded)

  1. (archaic) brindled; having a streaky or patchy pattern, usually grey or brown in colour; used especially to describe the skin or fur of animals.
    • 1623, Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd. — Shakespeare, ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’
    • 1877, Glory be to God for dappled things / For skies of couple colour as a brinded cow — Gerard Manley Hopkins, ‘Pied Beauty’

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