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piebald

[ pahy-bawld ]SEE DEFINITION OF piebald

Synonyms for piebald

  • dappled
  • heterogeneous
  • mixed
  • multicolored
  • pinto
  • spotted
  • varicolored
  • variegated
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When they passed the post the Judge decided that the piebald horse had won.

They tapered in size from right to left—the piebald on the left.

See the rooster in the fur cap—him ridin' the piebald mustang?

Some of them were piebald and had white eyes—others had no eyes at all.

Then he laughed: "There won't be no piebald waitin' for it."

I have a piebald horse, that will carry you without mishap to the fairies' well.

In a minute the piebald was high up in the air and flew off like a bird.

The prince went into the house and the piebald fetched the devil.

He found stables for the piebald in a cellar at the end of the town.

What do you mean by telling me that in Cornwall piebald horses pay no turnpike?

WORD ORIGIN

"of two different colors," 1580s, formed from pie (n.2) "magpie" + bald in its older sense of "spotted, white;" in reference to the black-and-white plumage of the magpie. Hence, "of mixed character, mongrel." Technically only of black-and-white colorings.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PIEBALD

dappled

adjectivemottled, freckled
  • brindle
  • brindled
  • checkered
  • discolored
  • flecked
  • motley
  • multicolor
  • multicolored
  • multihued
  • parti-colored
  • piebald
  • pied
  • speckled
  • spotted
  • stippled
  • varicolored
  • variegated
  • versicolor
  • versicolored
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