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Sunday, November 13, 2011

lyard

\LAHY-erd\ , adjective;
1.
Streaked or spotted with gray or white.
Quotes:
Referring again to the color of medieval horses, white or grey, which was called “lyard”—were the favourite colors...
-- Walter Clifford Meller, A Knight's Life in Days of Chivalry
The best color for a stallion, is brown bay dappled, dapple gray, bright bay, or white lyard.
-- Gervase Markham, Cavelarice
Origin:
Lyard is from the Old French liart. However its meaning before that is unknown.
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