Prick-eared Prick"-eared`, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having erect, pointed ears; -- said of certain dogs. [1913 Webster]

Thou prick-eared cur of Iceland. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • prick-eared — /prik eard /, adj. 1. having the ears upright and pointed: a prick eared dog. 2. Brit. a. Informal. (of a man) having the hair cut short. b. Archaic. following or sympathetic to the Puritans or Roundheads. c. Archaic. priggish. [1375 1425; late… …   Universalium

  • prick-eared — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : having erect pointed ears used especially of a dog; compare crop eared 2 2. : having conspicuous ears …   Useful english dictionary

  • prick ear — noun Etymology: back formation from prick eared : an ear carried stiffly erect prick ears are required of most terriers by the breed standards …   Useful english dictionary

  • prick — (n.) O.E. prica (n.) point, puncture, particle; prician (v.) to prick, from W.Gmc. *prikojanan (Cf. Low Ger. pricken, Du. prikken to prick ); Dan. prikke to mark with dots, Swed. pricka to point, prick, mark with dots are probably from Low German …   Etymology dictionary

  • tu|lip-eared — «TOO lihp IHRD, TYOO », adjective. = prick eared. (Cf. ↑prick eared) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog eared — Synonyms and related words: auriculate, bare, big eared, creased, crimped, crop eared, deep worn, doubled, ear minded, eared, flexible, flop eared, flounced, fluted, foldable, folded, folding, gathered, long eared, lop eared, mouse eared, plaited …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Tulip-eared — Tu lip eared , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having erect, pointed ears; prick eared; said of certain dogs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tulip-eared — adjective see tulip ear * * * tuˈlip eared adjective Prick eared, as a dog • • • Main Entry: ↑tulip …   Useful english dictionary

  • English White Terrier — Infobox Dogbreed image caption = Old English White Terrier by Alfred de Prades altname = White English Terrier Old English Terrier British White Terrier country = Britain name = English White Terrier extinct = trueThe White English Terrier also… …   Wikipedia

  • Norfolk Terrier — A Norfolk Terrier at a conformation show Country of origin Great Britain Traits Classification and standards …   Wikipedia

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