Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: collie
IPA transcription: [k'ɑli]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: collie
    Meaning: a silky-coated sheepdog with a long ruff and long narrow head developed in Scotland
Usage examples
  • He was a fine-looking beast, bigger than a collie, with jet-black hair and a white-tipped bushy tail.
  • Towser, the big collie dog, was already in the boat, for he knew he was a welcome companion on these trips.
  • Old Shep, the white-nozzled, stiff-limbed collie, waiting for his time to die, seemed almost more human than the withered, dried-up old woman.
  • He appears almost to prefer equine to human companionship, and he is as fond of being among horses as the Collie is of being in the midst of sheep.
  • To be equal to such prey, the hound must have a Bulldog's courage, a Newfoundland's strength in water, a Pointer's nose, a Retriever's sagacity, the stamina of the Foxhound, the patience of a Beagle, the intelligence of a Collie.