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Saturday Word: Brinded

brind·ed [ˈbrindəd]:
origin: (1623) Middle English; Old Norse brǫndóttr.

adjective [also, brindled]
Archaic; an animal that is beige, tan, grey or neutral in color with darker striations or markings on top -- such as a brown tabby cat.

"Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd." — Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth
"Glory be to God for dappled things / For skies of couple colour as a brinded cow — Gerard Manley Hopkins, Pied Beauty

Tags: adjective, archaic, b, middle english, old norse, shakespeare, wordsmith: theidolhands

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