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What is an Australian Terrier?

Australian terrier

Australian terrier, breed of small, hardy terrier perfected in Australia c.1885. It stands about 10 in. (25.4 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 12 to 14 lb (5.5–6.4 kg). Its weather-resistant double coat consists of a soft, short underlayer and a straight, harsh outercoat about 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) long. It is silver-black or blue-black in color with rich tan markings on the head and legs. The Australian terrier is descended from the now extinct broken-hair, or rough-coated, terrier, a dog of widespread popularity in the early 18th cent. and believed to be the progenitor of many terrier breeds. For show purposes the rough-coated terrier was crossed with several British sporting terriers, probably the cairn, Dandie Dinmont, Irish, and Skye, producing the Australian terrier of today. Originally used to guard mines and herd sheep, it is now primarily raised as a pet.

R's #1

Rajah
noun hard-on; stiffy; woody; boner; erection
'I had a Rajah a cat could sharpen his claws on'
rellies
noun relatives
'Had to put up with missus's rellies all weekend!'
roo dog
noun literally 'kangaroo dog"; large, lean dog originally bred specifically for hunting kangaroos
root
noun or verb intercourse; intercourse; shag; screw
`I wouldn't mind a root!'
ALSO `I was rooted!' (exhausted; tired; shagged; screwed)
roustabout; rouseabout
noun general labourer on a station (farm)
rubbish bin
noun trashcan; garbage can

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B's #1

barbie: noun barbecue
bastard: noun illegitimate; mean; great person (usu. male)
`G'day, you old bastard!' (friendly greeting)
`He's a mean bastard!' (unpleasant; despicable)
`He's as happy as a bastard on Father's Day!'
(`extremely pleased' - colloquialism)
Bex: noun painkiller (tradename)
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Australian cattle dog

Australian cattle dog, breed of medium-sized herding dog developed in Australia. It stands from 18 to 20 in. (45.7–50.8 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 33 lb (15 kg). Its double coat consists of a soft, dense underlayer and a moderately short, straight topcoat that forms a fringe of slightly longer hair on the back of the forelegs and thighs. The coat may be blue, blue mottle, or red speckled in color. Believed to be the product of crosses among the Australian kelpie, the dingo, and the smooth collie, the Australian cattle dog ranks among the world's best herding dogs. It is sometimes called the Australian heeler, a name derived from the dog's habit of nipping at the heels of stray cattle to direct them back to the herd. The breed is exhibited in the miscellaneous class at dog shows sanctioned by the American Kennel Club.

O's #1

old man
noun (usually) father
`Her old man hates me'
Outback (the)
noun bush (see); the remote country areas of Australia
`I've been Outback for a few weeks'

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