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piebald

Translation
piebald
piebaldly, adv.piebaldness, n.
/puy"bawld'/, adj.
1. having patches of black and white or of other colors; parti-colored.
n.
2. a piebald animal, esp. a horse.
[1580-90; PIE2 (see PIED) + BALD]
Syn. 1. dappled, mottled.

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