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shelty

[shel-tee] /ˈʃɛl ti/
noun, plural shelties. Informal.
Also, sheltie.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; shelt (< Old Norse hjaltr native of Shetland) + -y2
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sheltie

/ˈʃɛltɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
another name for Shetland pony, Shetland sheepdog
Word Origin
C17: probably from Orkney dialect sjalti, from Old Norse Hjalti Shetlander, from Hjaltland Shetland
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