black-and-tan
adjective Date: 1850 1. having a predominantly black color pattern with deep red or rusty tan usually on the feet, breeching, and cheek patches, above the eyes, and inside the ears 2. favoring or practicing proportional representation of whites and blacks in politics 3. frequented by both blacks and whites <
a black-and-tan bar
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  • Black and Tan — is a drink made from a blend of pale ale and a dark beer such as a stout or porter. Sometimes a pale lager is used instead of ale; this is more usually called a half and half. In Ireland both Stout and Ale drinkers may order a black and tan for… …   Wikipedia

  • Black and tan — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black and tan — Tan Tan, a. Of the color of tan; yellowish brown. [1913 Webster] {Black and tan}. See under {Black}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black-and-tan — black′ and tan′ adj. dch (of a dog) being of a black color with tan markings above the eyes and on the muzzle, chest, legs, feet, and breech • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • Black and Tan — n. [so named from wearing black caps and khaki coats, and in allusion to a famous pack of hounds in LIMERICK, where first stationed] a member of the British troops sent to Ireland to help put down disturbances during the Sinn Fein rebellion (1919 …   English World dictionary

  • Black and Tan — Black′ and Tan′ n. pl. Black and Tans. gov a member of an armed force sent by the British government to Ireland in 1920 to suppress revolutionary activity: so called from the color of their uniforms …   From formal English to slang

  • Black and Tan — noun an English recruit (who wore a uniform that was black and tan) serving in the Irish constabulary to suppress the Sinn Fein rebellion of 1919 to 1921 • Hypernyms: ↑recruit, ↑military recruit * * * I. noun Etymology: black and tan 1. often… …   Useful english dictionary

  • black-and-tan — adjective having a pattern of black and tan • Similar to: ↑patterned * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. of a dog s coat : having a dominant color pattern that occurs typically in the dachshund, doberman, bloodhound, Manchester terrier …   Useful english dictionary

  • Black and Tan — 1. Usually, Black and Tans. an armed force of about 6000 soldiers sent by the British government to Ireland in June, 1920, to suppress revolutionary activity: so called from the colors of their uniform. 2. a member of this force. 3. (l.c.) a… …   Universalium

  • black-and-tan — /blak euhn tan /, adj. 1. (of a dog) of a black color with tan markings above the eyes and on the muzzle, chest, legs, feet, and breech. 2. Informal. composed of or frequented by both blacks and whites: a black and tan musical revue of the 1920s …   Universalium

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