[ US /ˈtɛɹiɝ/ ]
[ UK /tˈɛɹɪɐ/ ]
  1. any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
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How To Use terrier In A Sentence

  • Louis XIV spent 200,000 gold francs for the construction of the royal kennels at Versailles where he kenneled hunting hounds, truffle terriers and toy poodles.
  • That I did not drop it into a cageful of terrier-pups was wholly due to the native vigour with which _Striatus_ hung on. Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-02-04
  • Our trip from Florida to Pennsylvania to attend the Cairn Terrier Specialty Dog Show, was one long series of mishaps, turned into hilarious memories.
  • He was judged against a flat-coated retriever, a giant schnauzer, an Old English sheepdog, a wire fox terrier, a saluki hound and Pekingese toy dog.
  • David brought along his wire-haired terrier, Dexter; Audrey brought along only her exquisite taste. Stephen Collins: winner of the Observer/Cape Graphic Short Story prize 2010
  • Dogs such as Akitas, bull terriers and Rottweilers have a bad reputation due to the way they are paraded around by idiots.
  • My parents' dog is a wire-haired fox terrier about eight years old.
  • For the past couple of hours our terrier, Brough, has been stretched out in the footwell silently farting. Historic walking trails: smugglers' routes in Cornwall
  • One bite from a Staffordshire bull terrier cross just missed her eye. The Sun
  • Thereafter, when any cat came into view, the dog would retreat to his doghouse and, I suppose, peruse his collection of Playmutts (last month's centerfold, a fox terrier, is really hot by the way). Weird Things
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