colly
Collie Col"lie (k[o^]l"l[y^]), n. [Gael. cuilean whelp, puppy, dog.] (Zo["o]l.) The Scotch shepherd dog. There are two breeds, the rough-haired and smooth-haired. It is remarkable for its intelligence, displayed especially in caring for flocks. [Written also {colly}, {colley}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Colly — Col ly, n. [From {Coal}.] The black grime or soot of coal. [Obs.] Burton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colly — Col ly, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Collied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Collying}.] To render black or dark, as of with coal smut; to begrime. [Archaic.] [1913 Webster] Thou hast not collied thy face enough. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] Brief as the lighting in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colly — Col ly, n. A kind of dog. See {Collie}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collȳ — Collȳ, so v. w. Langhalskäfer …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Colly — Colly, s. Collie …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Colly — Recorded as McColley, Coley, Coiley, Coly, Colley, Colly, and Cooley, this is both an English and Irish surname of similar origins, of which there are several possibilities. The English surname derives from the pre 7th century Olde English and… …   Surnames reference

  • colly — 1. adjective black as coal ... four colly birds . . . 2. verb to make black, as with coal 3. noun a) Soot …   Wiktionary

  • colly — transitive verb (collied; collying) Etymology: alteration of Middle English colwen, from Old English *colgian, from Old English col coal Date: 1590 dialect chiefly British to blacken with or as if with soot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • colly — /kol ee/, v., collied, collying, n. Brit. Dial. v.t. 1. to blacken as with coal dust; begrime. n. 2. grime; soot. [1555 65; var. of collow (v.), ME colwen, deriv. of OE col COAL; see Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • colly — n. grime; soot; Scotch shepherd dog …   English contemporary dictionary

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