(South African) (of water) brackish or salty
(South African) a mongrel dog
Historical Examples

The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
A Handbook of the Boer War Gale and Polden, Limited
The Danish History, Books I-IX Saxo Grammaticus (“Saxo the Learned”)
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
Discovery of Witches Thomas Potts
Three Years’ War Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
The Blue Fairy Book Various
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX Alexander Leighton
The Parent’s Assistant Maria Edgeworth
Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson


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