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Shetland pony

one of a breed of small but sturdy, rough-coated ponies, raised originally in the Shetland Islands.
Origin of Shetland pony
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • No thought of fear seemed to occur to the children, who patted and stroked it as if it had been a shetland-pony.

    Sylvie and Bruno Lewis Carroll
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Shetland pony

a very small sturdy breed of pony with a long shaggy mane and tail Also called sheltie
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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