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Word of the Day: Piebald

Word of the Day: Piebald

What I think it means: Hm. I’ve heard this countless times regarding piebald mares in stories, but I’ve never actually taken the time to understand what exactly it meant. My guess would be short haired, although I believe that’s a guess based on the root word of bald.

What it actually means: Well, I was off the mark. Apparently it means patches of black and white or other colors; parti-colored. Glad I know now though! Though I don’t think I’ll have much opportunity to use it apart from animal descriptions, at least I’ll utilize it correctly!

 

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I split my time writing and working my day job as a massage therapist. If it’s a creative pursuit though, chances are I’ve dabbled in it. Hell, I’ve played around with soapmaking, beer brewing, cupcake baking, tea blending and everything else under the midday sun. At the end of the day, my constant is always reading, writing and editing. I’m an Aries-Taurus cusp–which to any astrology buffs should tell you plenty. I hit the East Coast convention circuit pretty hard and chances are, you can find me vending for Solstice Brews while simultaneously promoting my books.

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