meaning of black and tan

black and tan meaning in General Dictionary

an English recruit (who wore a uniform that was black-and-tan) serving into the Irish constabulary to control the Sinn Fein rebellion of 1919 to 1921

Sentence Examples with the word black and tan

The abolition of the cropping of the ears of Great Danes, bull terriers, black and tan terriers, white English terriers, Irish terriers and toy terriers, in 1889 gained the approval of all humane lovers of dogs, and although attempts have been made to induce the club to modify the rule which prohibits the exhibition of cropped dogs, the practice has not been revived; it is declared, however, that the toy terriers and white English terriers have lost such smartness by the retention of the ears that they are becoming.

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