black-and-tan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj black-and-tan having a pattern of black and tan
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n black-and-tan A cab of the coupé type, introduced in New York in 1883: so named from its colors.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Black-and-tan having black hair on the back, and tan or yellowish-brown elsewhere, esp. of a terrier
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. blac, blæc, black.

Usage

In literature:

The walls, papered in tan with a deep brown border, were dotted with passe-partouted prints, both in color and black and white.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
The nuts have a rich dark brown or nearly black and tan shading.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Mo'over, he's not a 'Black and Tan Republican,' but a 'Lily White.
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
Basket missed a black-and-tan terrier.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
JETUM Black will dye tan and white kid shoes, pocket books, belts and all leather goods.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
The tan-and-black striped one given him by his uncle was in equally bad condition.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
A fine great feller he was, all tanned and brown, with his white teeth showin' among his black beard.
"Some Everyday Folk and Dawn" by Miles Franklin
The fox-hounds are still smaller than the stag-hounds, are generally white in colour, with clouds of black and tan.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
In the paddock outside her cage are four beautiful black and tan collie pups, all eager for a romp.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, April 1893" by Various
One of these was a Polish countess, who took with her a little black-and-tan terrier.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
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In poetry:

His hair is crisp, and black, and long,
His face is like the tan;
His brow is wet with honest sweat,
He earns whate'er he can
And looks the whole world in the face
For he owes not any man.
"The Village Blacksmith" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sweet bad luck on the waves washed to our island
The hooker of that hammerfast viking
And Gall's curse on the day when Eblana bay
Saw his black and tan man-o'-war.
  (Chorus) Saw his man-o'-war
           On the harbour bar.
"The Ballad of Persse O'Reilly" by James Joyce

In news:

Its origins date back to the mid-1800s, when authorities on the breed believe it was developed as a result of a cross of the Otterhound and the now-extinct Black & Tan Terrier.
Nike panned over ' Black and Tan ' sneaker launch for St Patrick's Day.
Nike's new SB Black and Tan Quickstrike trainers have been criticised.
Any pub worth its stout can pour you a Black and Tan, the classic two-toned beer elixir.
Two pugs, one black and one tan, run into the office of Dog World Resort owner.
Available in burgundy (in photo), tan, black and blue.
Black, White and Tan Calico Cat .
I was born on 12-2-11 to Glory, a black and tan coonhound.
Lily is a black/tan German Shepard and has been missing since July 3rd evening.
His name is Carlos he is black and tan German shepherd mix.
Black female german shepherd with tan legs and belly.
Black,white and light tan,about 70 lbs.
Keep your eyes peeled, should you see a huge black, tan, and steel Winnebago Journey roll through town or pass you on the highway.
It is generally accepted that the Lancashire Heeler , which originated in Great Britain, is descended from a cross between the Welsh Corgi and a small black and tan terrier type dog.
It is generally accepted that the Lancashire Heeler, which originated in Great Britain, is descended from a cross between the Welsh Corgi and a small black and tan terrier type dog.
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In science:

As expected, the Higgs mass terms (black line) run to more negative regions as compared to three generation case, and in fact, they can both become negative even for small tan β in the four generation case.
Four Generations: SUSY and SUSY Breaking
In analogy with such multi-black holes, Tan and Teo13) first considered the configuration of static, asymptotically flat multi-black holes whose topology is S 3 as a solution of the five-dimensional Einstein equation.
Exact solutions of higher dimensional black holes
Black, maroon and tan are the number of 6j symbols when no inequality, selected inequality and all inequalities are imposed to the angular momenta.
Efficient $6j$ symbol evaluations for atomic calculations
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