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Saturday, March 03, 2001

Definitions for piebald

  1. Having spots and patches of black and white, or other colors; mottled.
  2. Mixed; composed of incongruous parts.

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Citations for piebald
She remembered the piebald hair of a convicted woman, with brown roots growing through the crude bleach. Jan Dalley, Diana Mosley
The Reverend Joseph A. Burgess drives a station wagon whose make surely could be determined, but the car is so dilapidated--the ornamentation gone and the paint thin and piebald, as if sandblasted--that the vehicle has achieved a perfectly generic identity. Richard Todd, Civilization
Origin of piebald
1580-1590
Piebald is from pie, the parti-colored bird + bald.