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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dog of a small hardy breed developed in the border country of England and Scotland to hunt foxes, having ears that fold forward and a short wiry coat.

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  • A dog breed developed "near the border between England and Scotland for the purpose of driving out the extremely predatory foxes of the region; the breed was recognized by the Kennel Club in 1920" (Simon & Schuster's Guide to Dogs, 1980).

    February 21, 2007