Dandie Dinmont love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A terrier of a small Scottish breed with long body, short legs, and a distinctive "top-knot" of hair on the head.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a breed of small terrier with long wiry coat and drooping ears

Etymologies

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Named after a character in Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott.

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