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mongrel

of mixed or uncertain breeding; said of dogs in particular but also used adjectivally to refer to any species.
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Technically all dogs are mongrels as they came from wolves or other canine animals and were mated until they got the breed they wanted.
One of the most violent gangs, the Mongrel Mob, was formed in Hawkes Bay in the late 1960s.
American Mongrel ranges as wide as the American West, following the ad hoc journey of a group of escapees from a life that has cornered them.
At the sound of his words, the mongrel turned abruptly and began to run back in the direction from which it had come.
Lusine adds: "A few years ago I wasn't very good at speaking English or used to performing but Mongrel has really, really helped.
Mongrel are made up of Jon McClure and Joe Moskow, of Reverend And The Makers; Drew McConnell, of Babyshambles; MC and political activist Lowkey; Matt Helders, of Arctic Monkeys; and the groups' former bassist Andy Nicholson, with Jagz Kooner as their producer.
Take Mongrel - a band made up of members of various other groups.
INDIE supergroup MONGREL have been let out of the doghouse for a Teesside showcase tomorrow night.
Clutching hair straigheners and a folder of college work, she also placed her beloved mongrel puppy into the passenger seat.
Like so many northerners, Shingwaukonse was a mongrel.
He starts to stuff things into the car until it is groaning with rods, footballs, waterproofs, wellies and our over-excited mongrel dog Sammy.
Mongrel dogs are set to take centre stage as part of Masterfoods' 27m [pounds sterling] marketing campaign to reposition its Pedigree dogfood brand to a wider audience