Definition of Half-bred
1. Adjective. (of animals) having only one purebred parent.
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Similar to: Crossbred
Medical Definition of Half-bred
1. 1. Half-blooded. 2. Imperfectly acquainted with the rules of good-breeding; not well trained. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Half-bred
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"... hat the quality in the two Norfolk has the original Down and the half-bred ; Surrey, Suffolk, former comities scarcely so fine аз the two latter, ..."
2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... Pilots, American Stars, Bitte Bulls, etc., he is frequently thoroughbred, or half-bred at are all discussed under ..."
3. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles, William Rishanger (1889)
"They look upon the Cistercian monks as clownish, harmless, half-bred, or rather ill-bred, priests ; and the monks of the Black order as proud epicures. ..."
4. Among the Indians of Guiana: Being Sketches Chiefly Anthropologic from the by Everard Ferdinand Im Thurn (1883)
"... Creek—Hauling the Canoes up the Rapids—Hoe—Night in the Forest—Scenery—half-bred ... Halfbred ..."
5. The Canadas in 1841 by Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1841)
"Travelling in the Bush—Invisible Path through the Eternal Forest—The Native Voyageurs—The half-bred Indian— A Night in the Bush—The Luxury of ..."
6. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"Marshall: Corriedale Sheep ewes, and Sutton and Webster rams, the result being a very high class type of half-bred sheep. In 1890 two rams bred by Mr. ..."
7. The River of Golden Sand: The Narrative of a Journey Through China and by William John Gill, Henry Yule (1880)
"... of Cheh-toh — A Wreck of the Crockery — Tibetan Salutation — Delicious Air — Half- bred Yaks — Splendid Alpine Pastures — Wild Fruits — The Sacred Cairn ..."