from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medium-to-large dog of a breed originating in Scotland as a sheepdog, having a long narrow muzzle and either a long thick straight coat or a short hard flat coat, depending on the variety.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various breeds of dog originating in Scotland and England as sheepdogs
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Scotch shepherd dog. There are two breeds, the rough-haired and smooth-haired. It is remarkable for its intelligence, displayed especially in caring for flocks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sheep-dog; a variety of dog especially common in Scotland, much esteemed by shepherds and also by dog-fanciers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a silky-coated sheepdog with a long ruff and long narrow head developed in Scotland
A woman bought a 5-month-old collie from a homeless person and surrendered it to society.
When Tait barked he started for a moment, but then came on steadily – a collie is rarely as formidable as an Irish terrier.
‘Cousin’, his grandmother’s border collie is a constant companion, whether Pete wants him to be or not.
We've got two dogs: an untrained bitch from the neighbouring Isle of Muck, and a schooled two-year-old collie, which is the most expensive thing I've ever bought £2,000 from a farmer in Dumfries.
"If you call my collie a ` lang tyke, 'Hamish, I'll set him at you.
For months he studiously avoided them, calling his collie away with quite unnecessary caution if they happened to pass him on the road, and bolting into his own premises if they met near the gate.
She went away in the moonlight, saying good-night and calling her collie, and he walked up the slope to the house, curiously at peace with himself and the dim world hidden in the shadows around.
In any case, even when a collie is a genuine affectionate pet, his place is not in the house.
Over the years they've had a long parade of cats and one very smart border collie, which is no doubt redundant.
A collie is a recognizable canine species, due in part to the popular television show,