collie

Definitions

  • Collie
    Collie
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n collie a silky-coated sheepdog with a long ruff and long narrow head developed in Scotland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Border collies are the most intelligent breed of dog
    • n Collie (Zoöl) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2) Poodle; 3) Golden retriever
    • n collie A sheep-dog; a variety of dog especially common in Scotland, much esteemed by shepherds and also by dog-fanciers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lassie was played by several male dogs, despite the female name, because male collies were thought to look better on camera. The main "actor" was named Pal.
    • n Collie kol′i a shepherd's dog.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gael. cuilean, whelp, puppy, dog
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.

Usage

In literature:

A collie trotted up to her and licked her cheek.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
He is not afraid of the collie, but pats it when he passes.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
The collie on the step awoke, and seeing his mistress threatened, growled ominously.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
Collis (Thomas) on remains of horses and sheep in churches, 274.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
The collie looked on and wagged his tail.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
Meanwhile, on his beloved upland, there was a faithful collie watching for his return, and lambs bleating, needing his care.
"Jessica, the Heiress" by Evelyn Raymond
The collie's breathing was soothing.
"Lords of the Housetops" by Various
By the one nearer to Northrup sat a man with a bandaged leg stretched out before him on a stool, and a gold-and-white collie at his side.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
Is there any other animal that would act as the collie did under like circumstances?
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
There aren't many boys," she said merrily, "who have eyes like a blue-eyed collie's.
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
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In poetry:

Soon, soon the days conviction bring. The collie hair, the collie swing,
The tail's indomitable ring,
The eye's unrest--
The case was clear; a mongrel thing
Kai stood confest.
"Kaiser Dead" by Matthew Arnold
She o'er the stock, in haste doth strunt,
And syne she gars her cutty lunt,
A singed collie when its burnt,
Will bark an yowl;
Like grumbles this auld reeker runt,
She'll grane and growl.
"The Miser's Glundie Wife" by Susannah Hawkins
Ei guardo` gli astri, i colli,--e l'azzurro orizzonte,
E le piante, ed i campi,--ed il villaggio, e il monte
Che gli sorgea daccanto...--Parea cercar la via
Su cui stornar la mente--da una triste malia...
"Acqua" by Ferdinando Fontana
That's six months back, and every night I sit beside the door,
And while I knit I keep my gaze upon the mirky moor;
I keep old Collie by my side--he's sure to spring and bark,
When Ronald comes across the moor to meet me in the dark.
"The Shell" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

Added Scott Collie , "We're Collies , and we're slow, but nothing beats work ethic and desire.".
Austin Collie reports that all is well in Indianapolis.
Young collie mix, brown and white.
Collie (rough) FEMALE 14 YEARS OLD  Marietta, OH.
However, not all collies are as lucky as Lassie.
Bell on Clark, Collie recoveries.
WR Collie says he's day to day for Bears game.
Colts' Collie is day to day after concussion.
Indianapolis Colts' Austin Collie makes a catch during NFL football practice Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie says he is day to day as he prepares for the opener against the Chicago Bears.
Simpson was trying to develop a helmet that would help Collie minimize the kind of hits that had previously sidelined him with concussions.
Bearded collie to represent Nashville in National Dog Show on Thanksgiving Day.
In the big- dog area, two workers are standing in the middle of a small herd of shepherds, retrievers, collies, poodles and the ever-popular mixed breeds.
New Seasons Market here said Monday it has named Wendy Collie president and chief executive officer of the privately owned natural and organic specialty chain More.
Holly Tschak­ert takes advan­tage of a fall after­noon walk­ing around Delaware with Sako, left, a 2-year-old Labrador, and Win­ches­ter, an 8-year old col­lie.
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In science:

The neutron flux was measured with a 5 ” LSC located at the colli mator exit.
Search for WIMPs in liquid argon
Ordering of Collision Terms in Eqs. (125) and (137) In § 5, we claimed that the contribution to the ion –ion collis ion term due to the (Z ehϕiRi /T0i )F0i part of the ion distribution function [Eq. (124)] was one order of k⊥ρi smaller than the contributions from the rest of hi .
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
In the Catani–Seymour approach the additional soft or colli near parton is emitted from an emitterspectator pair (called dipole).
The NLO multileg working group: summary report
Colli, P., Fr´emond, M., Visintin, A.: Thermo-mechanical evolution of shape memory alloys.
Well-posedness of an extended model for water-ice phase transitions
Colli, P., Krejˇc´ı, P., Rocca, E., Sprekels, J.: A nonlocal quasilinear multi-phase system with nonconstant specific heat and heat conductivity. to appear in Journal of Differential Equations, 2011.
Well-posedness of an extended model for water-ice phase transitions
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