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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small terrier of a breed native to the Isle of Skye, having a long low body, short legs, and shaggy hair.

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  • No longer moving or exerting itself, Goodsir's thin body was defenseless against the cold that came in through the sleeping bag's too-wide opening and that crept up from the ice through the hair-out wolfskin pad beneath him, crawling through the thick Hudson's Bay Company blankets like some cold-fingered predator.

    The Terror

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