Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of sheltie.
  • n. Plural form of shelty.

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Examples

  • Many a pleasant adventure they had as they rode together on their sure-footed little "shelties," or climbed the crags and rocks to look down upon the isles, "like so many stars reflected from the sky."

    St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, May, 1878, No. 7. Scribner's Illustrated

  • The Duke of Argyle was exceedingly polite to him, and, upon his complaining of the shelties which he had hitherto ridden being too small for him, his grace told him he should be provided with a good horse to carry him next day.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • The trick I used with Stormy, as shelties are notorious for being standoffish with anyone but their owners is that I took him EVERYWHERE.

    Halti Collar For Puller Canines

  • Herding dogs in general are active, but as mentioned by a previous poster – shelties are small, have a beautiful coat and are usually very steady dogs from my experiance with them.

    Woof!

  • Last night we had a few showers, and in the morning as the sky was overcast we at first decided not to go to Panagheia, but as the blue sky began to break through by 9 we set off and were mounted on our shelties by 10.

    The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"

  • When I first knew the Highlanders, they had almost a superstitious dread of a mounted trooper, the horse being so much more fierce and imposing in his appearance than the little shelties of their own hills, and moreover being trained, as the more ignorant mountaineers believed, to fight with his feet and his teeth.

    Rob Roy

  • The Duke of Argyle was exceedingly polite to him, and upon his complaining of the shelties which he had hitherto ridden being too small for him, his grace told him he should be provided with a good horse to carry him next day.

    Life of Johnson

  • The cavalcade went down the hill at a pace that made Rose cling to her uncle's arm, for the fat old horses got excited by the antics of the ponies careering all about them, and went as fast as they could pelt, with the gay dog-cart rattling in front, for Archie and Charlie scorned shelties since this magnificent equipage had been set up.

    Eight Cousins

  • There we shall leave it, and proceed in a tandem (a species of open carriage) through the western passes to Inverary, where we shall purchase shelties, to enable us to view places inaccessible to vehicular conveyances.

    Life of Lord Byron

  • Others were driven on to the prairie, and turning their backs to the storm, stood still or moved sideways, with cowering heads, their manes and tails floating wildly, like those of Highland shelties.

    The Frontier Fort Stirring Times in the N-West Territory of British America

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