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Saturday & Sunday Word: Torbie & Piebald

Venus the Cat is not photoshopped and she's probably not an actual "chimera", but she is a Torbie!

tor·bie (ˈtɔːˌbi):
origin: a cat lover

adjective or noun
Short for a "tortoiseshell-tabby", a domestic cat possessing the coloration of a tortoiseshell and a tabby on the same coat.
look for stripes on the dark patches as well as the areas of tabby color

pie·bald (ˈpaɪˌbɔld):
origin: (1580–90), Middle English; pied= patchy in color + bald= having a white spot

adjective or noun
Patched or spotted in two different colors, often black & white.

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Tags: adjective, noun, p, t, wordsmith: theidolhands

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