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  • n. Plural form of piebald.


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  • He wandered from stable to stable examining bays and roans, blue roans and piebalds, duns, sorrels, blacks, whites, grays and dapples, all mares or geldings.

    Knife of Dreams

  • There were twenty-eight Indians and twenty-four cowboys, including two unarmed men whose only function was to sit atop a wooden stagecoach drawn by four piebalds.


  • There seems a remarkable tendency in these horses to assume the Isabella colors, the light chestnuts, and even the piebalds or paint horses of the Indian prairies or the Mexican Savannah.

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

  • The baby used to tie me on to his barrel, and Jack and I were drawn round and round the kitchen with as much satisfaction to our mistress, as in the days when I shone forth, in my gilt coach with its four prancing piebalds.

    The Doll and Her Friends or Memoirs of the Lady Seraphina

  • So we rolled smoothly out, the piebalds shaking their harness and trotting merrily along, the roan placed on the off-side, for the purpose of sustaining whatever amount of punishment our charioteer thought fit to inflict.

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

  • As we emerged from the railway carriage, the first object that greeted my eyes was Sir Guy's great gaudy drag, with its three piebalds and a roan.

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

  • "Take the piebalds," said he, "if you'd like to have a drive, and take some nice girl -- Miss Ethel or Bijou Brown -- for a two-forty shine."

    Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science Old Series, Vol. 36—New Series, Vol. 10, July 1885

  • The animals had all died or been disposed of except the horses -- a pair of broken-down yet intelligent piebalds -- Puck, and Bruno, the bear that

    Two Little Travellers A Story for Girls

  • The black boy capered alongside the caravan, aiming stones at the sparrows hunched up on the leafless branches of the hedges, or chasing the shy young rabbits that scuttered frightened to their burrows in the mossy bank by the roadside, as the piebalds plodded sedately on their monotonous way.

    Two Little Travellers A Story for Girls

  • By that time, however, Tonio was sleeping soundly beside the piebalds in shelter of a tumble-down wall, with the monkey curled closely in against his dusky breast.

    Two Little Travellers A Story for Girls


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