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The brindled cow, which has led us hither, will supply us with milk.

Brown by nature and instinct, he is now brindled with dirt and dust.

All muffled up in brindled shawls, do caper, frisk, and spring?'

The “brindled gnoo” is the other species that inhabits the South of Africa.

On the hearth lay three animals—a hen, a cock, and a brindled cow.

The brindled cow which has led us hither will supply us with milk.

His brute of a brindled dog was fastened to one of the scaffold-timbers.

You ought to have a cow—a brindled cow—also a lamb; 'Mary had,' et cetera.

The brindled dog's condition was not so good as the other's.

Soon a fat, brindled puppy was installed in the vacant place.

WORD ORIGIN

"marked with streaks, streaked with a dark color," 1670s, from Middle English brended (early 15c.), from bren "brown color" (13c.), noun made from past participle of brennen "burn" (see burn (v.)); the derived adjective perhaps means "marked as though by branding or burning." Form altered perhaps by influence of kindled.

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