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A dead dog

  • a thing of no use or value. 1 Sam. xxiv. 14.
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A dog in the manger

  • an ugly-natured person who prevents others from enjoying what would be an advantage to them but is none to him.
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african hunting dog

  • noun a powerful doglike mammal of southern and eastern Africa that hunts in large packs; now rare in settled area
    Lycaon pictus; Cape hunting dog; African hunting dog.
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american dog tick

  • noun common tick that can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia
    wood tick; Dermacentor variabilis.
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american dog violet

  • noun violet of eastern North America having pale violet to white flowers
    Viola conspersa.
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attack dog

  • noun a watchdog trained to attack on command
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Badger dog

  • noun small long-bodied short-legged German breed of dog having a short sleek coat and long drooping ears; suited for following game into burrows
    dachshund; dachsie.
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  • . (Zoöl.) See Dachshund.
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bernese mountain dog

  • noun large powerful long-haired black-coated Swiss dog with deep tan or russet markings on legs and white blaze and feet and chest marking; formerly used for draft
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bird dog

  • noun a gun dog trained to locate or retrieve birds
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blacktail prairie dog

  • noun tail is black tipped
    Cynomys ludovicianus.
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bottom dog

  • noun a person of low status
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Bush dog

  • . (Zoöl.) See Potto.
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cant dog

  • noun a stout lever with a sharp spike; used for handling logs
    peavy; peavey; cant dog.
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cape hunting dog

  • noun a powerful doglike mammal of southern and eastern Africa that hunts in large packs; now rare in settled area
    Lycaon pictus; Cape hunting dog; African hunting dog.
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carriage dog

  • noun a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
    dalmatian; carriage dog.
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Cat and dog

  • like a cat and dog; quarrelsome; inharmonius. "I am sure we have lived a cat and dog life of it." Coleridge.
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chili dog

  • noun a hotdog with chili con carne on it
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chrysanthemum dog

  • noun breed of medium-sized terriers bred in Tibet resembling Old English sheepdogs with fluffy curled tails
    Tibetan terrier.
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coach dog

  • noun a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
    dalmatian; carriage dog.
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crab-eating dog

  • noun wild dog of northern South America
    crab-eating fox; Dusicyon cancrivorus.
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curtail dog

Cur"tail dog`
Definitions
  1. A dog with a docked tail; formerly, the dog of a person not qualified to course, which, by the forest laws, must have its tail cut short, partly as a mark, and partly from a notion that the tail is necessary to a dog in running; hence, a dog not fit for sporting.
    Hope is a curtail dog in some affairs. Shak.
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Curtal dog

  • . See Curtail dog.
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Dalmatian dog

  • (Zoöl.), a carriage dog, shaped like a pointer, and having black or bluish spots on a white ground; the coach dog.
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Danish dog

  • (Zoöl.), one of a large and powerful breed of dogs reared in Denmark; called also great Dane. See Illustration in Appendix.
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devil dog

  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; Marine; leatherneck.
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dirty dog

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; puke; bum; skunk; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'
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Dog ape

  • (Zoöl.), a male ape.
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dog bee

Dog" bee`
Definitions
  1. A male or drone bee. Halliwell.
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dog bent

  • noun common grass with slender stems and narrow leaves
    velvet bent; brown bent; Agrostis canina; velvet bent grass; Rhode Island bent.
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dog biscuit

  • noun a hard biscuit for dogs
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dog bite

  • noun a bite inflicted by a dog
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dog breeding

  • noun breeding dogs
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Dog cabbage, ∨ Dog's cabbage

  • (Bot.), a succulent herb, native to the Mediterranean region (Thelygonum Cynocrambe).
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dog catcher

  • noun an employee of a municipal pound who is hired to round up stray dogs and cats
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Dog cheap

  • very cheap. See under Cheap.
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dog collar

  • noun a collar for a dog
  • noun a stiff white collar with no opening in the front; a distinctive symbol of the clergy
    clerical collar; Roman collar.
  • noun necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck
    neckband; choker; collar.
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dog day

Dog" day`, Dog"day` (Also<
  • Dog day
  • Dogday
)
Definitions
  1. One of the dog days.
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dog days

  • noun the hot period between early July and early September; a period of inactivity
    canicular days; canicule.
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Dog" days`
Definitions
  1. A period of from four to six weeks, in the summer, variously placed by almanac makers between the early part of July and the early part of September; canicular days; -- so called in reference to the rising in ancient times of the Dog Star (Sirius) with the sun. Popularly, the sultry, close part of the summer. ✍ The conjunction of the rising of the Dog Star with the rising of the sun was regarded by the ancients as one of the causes of the sultry heat of summer, and of the maladies which then prevailed. But as the conjunction does not occur at the same time in all latitudes, and is not constant in the same region for a long period, there has been much variation in calendars regarding the limits of the dog days. The astronomer Roger Long states that in an ancient calendar in Bede (died 735) the beginning of dog days is placed on the 14th of July; that in a calendar prefixed to the Common Prayer, printed in the time of Queen Elizabeth, they were said to begin on the 6th of July and end on the 5th of September; that, from the Restoration (1660) to the beginning of New Style (1752), British almanacs placed the beginning on the 19th of July and the end on the 28th of August; and that after 1752 the beginning was put on the 30th of July, the end on the 7th of September. Some English calendars now put the beginning on July 3d, and the ending on August 11th. A popular American almanac of the present time (1890) places the beginning on the 25th of July, and the end on the 5th of September.
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dog do

  • noun fecal droppings from a dog
    dog do; dog shit; doggy do.
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Dog ear

  • (Arch.), an acroterium. Colloq.
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dog fancier

Dog" fan`cier
Definitions
  1. One who has an unusual fancy for, or interest in, dogs; also, one who deals in dogs.
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dog fennel

  • noun weedy plant of southeastern United States having divided leaves and long clusters of greenish flowers
    Eupatorium capillifolium.
  • noun widespread rank-smelling weed having white-rayed flower heads with yellow discs
    stinking mayweed; stinking chamomile; mayweed; Anthemis cotula.
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Dog flea

  • noun flea that attacks dogs and cats
    Ctenocephalides canis.
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  • (Zoöl.), a species of flea (Pulex canis) which infests dogs and cats, and is often troublesome to man. In America it is the common flea. See Flea, and Aphaniptera.
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dog food

  • noun food prepared for dogs
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Dog grass

  • noun European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed
    Agropyron repens; quack grass; witchgrass; witch grass; quackgrass; quick grass; couch grass.
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  • (Bot.), a grass (Triticum caninum) of the same genus as wheat.
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dog hobble

  • noun fast-growing evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having arching interlaced branches and racemes of white flowers
    Leucothoe editorum; Leucothoe fontanesiana; switch-ivy; dog hobble.
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dog hook

  • noun a stout lever with a sharp spike; used for handling logs
    peavy; peavey; cant dog.
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dog house

  • noun outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog
    kennel; doghouse.
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dog in the manger

  • noun someone who prevents you from enjoying something that they themselves have no need for
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Dog Latin

  • barbarous Latin; as, the dog Latin of pharmacy.
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dog laurel

  • noun fast-growing evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having arching interlaced branches and racemes of white flowers
    Leucothoe editorum; Leucothoe fontanesiana; switch-ivy; dog hobble.
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Dog lichen

  • (Bot.), a kind of lichen (Peltigera canina) growing on earth, rocks, and tree trunks, a lobed expansion, dingy green above and whitish with fuscous veins beneath.
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Dog louse

  • (Zoöl.), a louse that infests the dog, esp. Hæmatopinus piliferus; another species is Trichodectes latus.
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dog mercury

  • noun European perennial weedy plant with greenish flowers
    Mercurialis perennis; dog mercury.
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dog paddle

  • noun an elementary swimming stroke imitating a swimming dog
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dog pound

  • noun a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
    pound.
    • unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound
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Dog power

  • a machine operated by the weight of a dog traveling in a drum, or on an endless track, as for churning.
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dog racing

  • noun a race between dogs; usually an occasion for betting on the outcome
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dog rose

  • noun prickly wild rose with delicate pink or white scentless flowers; native to Europe
    Rosa canina.
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Dog salmon

  • (Zoöl.), a salmon of northwest America and northern Asia; the gorbuscha; called also holia, and hone.
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Dog shark

  • . (Zoöl.) See Dogfish.
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dog shit

  • noun fecal droppings from a dog
    dog do; dog shit; doggy do.
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dog show

  • noun a competitive exhibition of dogs
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dog sled

  • noun a sled pulled by dogs
    dog sled; dogsled.
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dog sleigh

  • noun a sled pulled by dogs
    dog sled; dogsled.
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Dog Star

  • noun the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major
    Sothis; Sirius; Canicula.
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  • . See in the Vocabulary.
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dog stinkhorn

  • noun a stinkhorn having a stalk without a cap; the slimy gleba is simply plastered on its surface near the apex where winged insects can find it
    Mutinus caninus.
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dog tag

  • noun military identification tag worn on a chain around the neck
  • noun metal plate on a dog collar bearing its registration number
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dog turd

  • noun fecal droppings from a dog
    dog do; dog shit; doggy do.
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dog violet

  • noun Old World leafy-stemmed blue-flowered violet
    Viola canina; heath violet.
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Dog wheat

  • (Bot.), Dog grass.
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Dog whelk

  • (Zoöl.), any species of univalve shells of the family Nassidæ, esp. the Nassa reticulata of England.
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dog wrench

  • noun a wrench with a handle shaped like a crank
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dog's breakfast

  • noun a poor job; a mess
    dog's breakfast.
    • they made a real dog's breakfast of that job
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dog's dinner

  • noun a poor job; a mess
    dog's breakfast.
    • they made a real dog's breakfast of that job
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Dog's meat

  • meat fit only for dogs; refuse; offal.
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dog's mercury

  • noun European perennial weedy plant with greenish flowers
    Mercurialis perennis; dog mercury.
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dog's-bane

Dog's"-bane` noun
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) See Dogbane.
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dog's-ear

Dog's"-ear` noun
Definitions
  1. The corner of a leaf, in a book, turned down like the ear of a dog. Gray. -- Dog's"-eared` a. Cowper.
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dog's-tail grass

Dog's"-tail grass` noun
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A hardy species of British grass (Cynosurus cristatus) which abounds in grass lands, and is well suited for making straw plait; -- called also goldseed.
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dog's-tongue

Dog's"-tongue` noun
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Hound's-tongue.
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dog's-tooth check

  • noun textile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks
    houndstooth check; hound's-tooth check; dog's-tooth check; dogstooth check.
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dog's-tooth violet

  • noun perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
    dogtooth; dogtooth violet.
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dog-brier

Dog"-bri`er noun
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) The dog-rose.
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dog-day cicada

  • noun its distinctive song is heard during July and August
    harvest fly.
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dog-ear

  • noun a corner of a page turned down to mark your place
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dog-eared

  • adjective satellite worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down
    eared.
    • a somewhat dog-eared duke...a bit run down"-Clifton Fadiman
    • an old book with dog-eared pages
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Dog"-eared` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having the corners of the leaves turned down and soiled by careless or long-continued usage; -- said of a book.
    Statute books before unopened, not dog-eared. Ld. Mansfield.
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dog-faced

Dog"-faced` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a face resembling that of a dog.
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dog-fox

Dog"-fox` noun
Definitions
(Zoöl.)
  1. A male fox. See the Note under Dog, n., #2 Sir W. Scott. The Arctic or blue fox; -- a name also applied to species of the genus Cynalopex.
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dog-headed

Dog"-head`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Having a head shaped like that of a dog; -- said of certain baboons.
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dog-hearted

Dog"-heart`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Inhuman; cruel. Shak.
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dog-iron

  • noun metal supports for logs in a fireplace
    andiron; firedog; dog.
    • the andirons were too hot to touch
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dog-legged

dog"-leg`ged adjective
Definitions
  1. (Arch) Noting a flight of stairs, consisting of two or more straight portions connected by a platform (landing) or platforms, and running in opposite directions without an intervening wellhole.
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dog-rose

Dog"-rose` noun
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A common European wild rose, with single pink or white flowers.
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dog-sized

  • adjective satellite having the approximate size of an average dog
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dog-tired

  • adjective satellite drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
    exhausted; spent; worn out; played out; fagged; fatigued; worn-out; washed-out.
    • the day's shopping left her exhausted
    • he went to bed dog-tired
    • was fagged and sweaty
    • the trembling of his played out limbs
    • felt completely washed-out
    • only worn-out horses and cattle
    • you look worn out
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dog-weary

Dog"-wea`ry adjective
Definitions
  1. Extremely weary. Shak.
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dogs-tooth check

  • noun textile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks
    houndstooth check; hound's-tooth check; dog's-tooth check; dogstooth check.
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domestic dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    Canis familiaris; dog.
    • the dog barked all night
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Earth dog

  • (Zoöl.), a dog that will dig in the earth, or enter holes of foxes, etc.
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Eskimo dog

  • noun breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog
    husky.
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  • (Zoöl.), one of breed of large and powerful dogs used by the Eskimos to draw sledges. It closely resembles the gray wolf, with which it is often crossed.
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Fire dog

  • . See Firedog, in the Vocabulary.
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Flip dog

  • an iron used, when heated, to warm flip.
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german police dog

  • noun breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind
    German shepherd; German police dog; alsatian.
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german shepherd dog

  • noun breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind
    German shepherd; German police dog; alsatian.
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go to the dogs

  • verb become ruined
    go to pot.
    • His business went to pot when economy soured
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great dog

  • noun a constellation to the southeast of Orion; contains Sirius
    Canis Major.
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greater swiss mountain dog

  • noun the largest of the four Swiss breeds
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guard dog

  • noun a dog trained to guard property
    watchdog.
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guide dog

  • noun a dog trained to guide the blind
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gun dog

  • noun a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
    gun dog.
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hair of the dog

  • noun an alcoholic drink supposed to cure a hangover
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hearing dog

  • noun dog trained to assist the deaf by signaling the occurrence of certain sounds
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hot dog

  • noun someone who performs dangerous stunts to attract attention to himself
    hotdog.
  • noun a frankfurter served hot on a bun
    red hot; hotdog.
  • noun a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
    frank; dog; wiener; wienerwurst; frankfurter; weenie; hotdog.
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hot-dog

  • verb perform intricate maneuvers while skiing
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hound dog

  • noun any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
    hound.
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House dog

  • a dog kept in or about a dwelling house.
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Hunting dog

  • noun a dog used in hunting game
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  • (Zoöl.), the hyena dog.
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Hyena dog

  • noun a powerful doglike mammal of southern and eastern Africa that hunts in large packs; now rare in settled area
    Lycaon pictus; Cape hunting dog; African hunting dog.
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  • (Zoöl.), a South African canine animal (Lycaon venaticus), which hunts in packs, chiefly at night. It is smaller than the common wolf, with very large, erect ears, and a bushy tail. Its color is reddish or yellowish brown, blotched with black and white. Called also hunting dog.
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iditarod trail dog sled race

  • noun an important dogsled race run annually on the Iditarod Trail
    Iditarod.
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Lion dog

  • (Zoöl.), a fancy dog with a flowing mane, usually clipped to resemble a lion's mane.
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little dog

  • noun a constellation to the east of Orion; contains Procyon
    Canis Minor.
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Mad-dog skullcap

  • noun an American mint that yields a resinous exudate used especially formerly as an antispasmodic
    blue skullcap; mad-dog skullcap; Scutellaria lateriflora; blue pimpernel.
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  • (Bot.), an American herb (Scetellaria lateriflora) formerly prescribed as a cure for hydrophobia.
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mad-dog weed

  • noun an American mint that yields a resinous exudate used especially formerly as an antispasmodic
    blue skullcap; mad-dog skullcap; Scutellaria lateriflora; blue pimpernel.
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Maltese dog

  • noun breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
    Maltese; Maltese terrier.
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  • (Zoöl.), a breed of small terriers, having long silky white hair. The breed originated in Malta.
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monkey dog

  • noun European breed of small dog resembling a terrier with dark wiry hair and a tufted muzzle
    affenpinscher; monkey pinscher.
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Newfoundland dog

  • noun a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland
    Newfoundland.
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  • (Zoöl.), a breed of large dogs, with shaggy hair, which originated in Newfoundland, noted for intelligence, docility, and swimming powers.
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Night dog

  • a dog that hunts in the night, used by poachers.
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Otter hound, Otter dog

  • (Zoöl.), a small breed of hounds, used in England for hunting otters.
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Pariah dog

  • noun ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially India
    pariah dog; pie-dog.
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  • (Zoöl.), a mongrel race of half-wild dogs which act as scavengers in Oriental cities.
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Penny dog

  • (Zoöl.), a kind of shark found on the South coast of Britain: the tope.
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pie-dog

  • noun ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially India
    pariah dog; pie-dog.
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police dog

  • noun any dog trained to assist police especially in tracking
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Pomeranian dog

  • (Zoöl.), the loup-loup, or Spitz dog. also just Pomeranian
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poodle dog

  • noun an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clipped; an old breed sometimes trained as sporting dogs or as performing dogs
    poodle.
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Pouched dog

  • . (Zoöl.) See Zebra wolf, under Zebra.
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Prairie dog

  • noun any of several rodents of North American prairies living in large complex burrows having a barking cry
    prairie marmot.
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  • (Zoöl.), a small American rodent (Cynomys Ludovicianus) allied to the marmots. It inhabits the plains west of the Mississippi. The prairie dogs burrow in the ground in large warrens, and have a sharp bark like that of a dog. Called also prairie marmot.
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pug-dog

  • noun small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle
    pug.
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pye-dog

  • noun ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially India
    pariah dog; pie-dog.
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raccoon dog

  • noun small wild dog of eastern Asia having facial markings like those of a raccoon
    Nyctereutes procyonides.
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rain cats and dogs

  • verb rain heavily
    pelt; rain buckets; stream; pour.
    • Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!
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sausage dog

  • noun informal term
    sausage hound.
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sea dog

  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; seaman; gob; Jack; seafarer; mariner.
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Sea" dog`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The dogfish. (b) The common seal.
  2. An old sailor; a salt. Colloq.
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seeing eye dog

  • noun (trademark) a guide dog trained to guide a blind person
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seizure-alert dog

  • noun a dog that can alert or assist people with seizure disorders
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Setting dog

  • a setter. See Setter, n., 2.
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shaggy dog story

  • noun a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
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Sheep dog

  • noun any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
    sheepdog; sheep dog.
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  • (Zoöl.), a shepherd dog, or collie.
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Shepherd dog

  • noun any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
    sheepdog; sheep dog.
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  • (Zoöl.), a breed of dogs used largely for the herding and care of sheep. There are several kinds, as the collie, or Scotch shepherd dog, and the English shepherd dog. Called also shepherd's dog.
  • a name of Pan. Keats.
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shetland sheep dog

  • noun a small sheepdog resembling a collie that was developed in the Shetland Islands
    Shetland sheepdog; Shetland.
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Siberian dog

  • (Zoöl.), one of a large breed of dogs having erect ears and the hair of the body and tail very long. It is distinguished for endurance of fatigue when used for the purpose of draught.
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skittle-dog

Skit"tle-dog` noun
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The piked dogfish.
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sled dog

  • noun a dog trained to draw a sled usually in a team
    sled dog.
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sledge dog

  • noun a dog trained to draw a sled usually in a team
    sled dog.
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Sling dog

  • one of a pair of iron hooks used as part of a sling. See def. 3 (b) above.
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spitz dog

Spitz" dog"
Etymology
G. spitz, spitzhund.
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A breed of dogs having erect ears and long silky hair, usually white; -- called also Pomeranian dog, and louploup.
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sporting dog

  • noun a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
    gun dog.
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Survey of dogs

  • . See Court of regard, under Regard.
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To give, ∨ throw, to the dogs

  • to throw away as useless. "Throw physic to the dogs; I'll none of it." Shak.
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To go to the dogs

  • to go to ruin; to be ruined.
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top dog

  • noun a person who is in charge
    head; chief.
    • the head of the whole operation
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toy dog

  • noun any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
    toy.
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water dog

  • noun a person who enjoys being in or on the water
    water rat.
  • noun a dog accustomed to water and usually trained to retrieve waterfowl
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Wa"ter dog`
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A dog accustomed to the water, or trained to retrieve waterfowl. Retrievers, waters spaniels, and Newfoundland dogs are so trained.
  2. (Zoöl.) The menobranchus.
  3. A small floating cloud, supposed to indicate rain.
  4. A sailor, esp. an old sailor; an old salt. Colloq.
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white dog's-tooth violet

  • noun North American dogtooth having solitary white flowers with yellow centers and blue or pink exteriors
    white dogtooth violet; blonde lilian; Erythronium albidum.
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whitetail prairie dog

  • noun tail is white tipped
    Cynomys gunnisoni.
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wild dog

  • noun any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves
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Wolf dog

  • . (Zoöl.) (a) The mastiff, or shepherd dog, of the Pyrenees, supposed by some authors to be one of the ancestors of the St. Bernard dog. (b) The Irish greyhound, supposed to have been used formerly by the Danes for chasing wolves. (c) A dog bred between a dog and a wolf, as the Eskimo dog.
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working dog

  • noun any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
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yellow-dog contract

  • noun a labor contract (now illegal) whereby the employee agrees not to join a trade union
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