Black-and-tan



Usually, Black and Tans. an armed force of about 6000 soldiers sent by the British government to Ireland in June, 1920, to suppress revolutionary activity: so called from the colors of their uniform.
a member of this force.
(lowercase) a drink made of equal parts of ale and stout or porter.
(lowercase) a black-and-tan dog.
(of a dog) of a black color with tan markings above the eyes and on the muzzle, chest, legs, feet, and breech.
Informal. composed of or frequented by both blacks and whites:
a black-and-tan musical revue of the 1920s.
Contemporary Examples

The Tiger Coverup Steve Helling May 2, 2010

Historical Examples

Miss Elliot’s Girls Mrs Mary Spring Corning
Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
Mark Gildersleeve John S. Sauzade
Dog Stories from the “Spectator” Various
Cecilia de Nol Lanoe Falconer
Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune
The Unspeakable Perk Samuel Hopkins Adams
A Manual of Toy Dogs Mrs. Leslie Williams
The Speech of Monkeys R. L. Garner

noun
a mixture of stout or porter and ale

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