from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small terrier of a breed developed in the border counties of England and Scotland and having a rough grayish or brownish coat, a long body, drooping ears, and short legs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A terrier of a small Scottish breed with long body, short legs, and a distinctive "top-knot" of hair on the head.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In Scott's “Guy Mannering”, a Border farmer of eccentric but fine character, who owns two terriers claimed to be the progenitors of the Dandie Dinmont terriers.
- n. One of a breed of terriers with short legs, long body, and rough coat, originating in the country about the English and Scotch border.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small, long-bodied, short-legged, coarse-haired breed of terriers popular in Scotland, named after Andrew (Dandie) Dinmont, a character in Scott's novel “Guy Mannering,” who possessed such a dog.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a breed of small terrier with long wiry coat and drooping ears
With its pompom topknot and elongated body, the Dandie Dinmont is a curious-looking dog.
Wordsworth (for leading types out of this exhaustless portraiture, I may name Dandie Dinmont and Michael), are hitherto a scarcely injured race, whose strength and virtue yet survive to represent the body and soul of
The Dandie Dinmont terrier who won best in breed was nicknamed Dyson after the vacuum cleaner company, a result of the dog's eagerness to eat things off the floor.
In abandoning the Sealyham and Dandie Dinmont, says Matthew Dennison, we diminish our heritage
Matthew Dennison is convinced that in abandoning the Sealyham and Dandie Dinmont we diminish our heritage.
I will not disguise from you, that I have yawned over the last interview of MacIvor and his sister, and fell fairly asleep while the schoolmaster was reading the humours of Dandie Dinmont.
I had read enough before the show to know that the Dandie Dinmont co-owned by Bill Cosby, Harry, was a shoo-in.
The 6 - year-old Dandie Dinmont made Harry No. 1 in the terrier group and now moves on to compete for best in show tonight.
That was the only Dandie Dinmont in the whole entire competition.
People were soon calling him Dandie Dinmont, and coming to him to purchase dogs like those described in the novel.
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