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dog-ear

1. noun The corner of a page of a book that has been turned down to mark one's place. I always leave a dog-ear in my textbooks to indicate an important page when I'm studying.
2. verb To fold over the corner of a page of a book to mark one's place. I really hate it when people dog-ear their books. It ruins the look of the page!
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For her 11th birthday, Marnie (Vivien Endicott-Douglas) gets a dog-eared shoebox containing four carved animals.
ON their - yawn - fourth big-screen adventure, the crew of the USS Starship Enterprise are looking decidedly dog-eared.
They are dog-eared and dirty, and the pages have often been scribbled on.
Danny Williamson - or perhaps a dog-eared old card of Bernie ``The Bolt'' Wright or indeed John ``Tiger'' McLaughlin?
It's a dog-eared photograph of the young blinking soldier who would someday be our grandfather, a fountain pen that signed a hundred report cards, or a box of handwritten recipes stained with cookie dough.
If all of this nostalgia has left you pining for your old bundle of dog-eared comics then look no further than www.
If you can get a seat, there is also a rather amusing lazy Susan-like table with interactive placemat entries on the projects, where you can watch the not-so-discreet jostle for their favorite dish--any of the three or four projects involving complex geometry or anything touched by Rem Koolhaas (whose display model of Maison a Bordeaux is refreshingly dog-eared compared with the immaculate conceptions around it).
And I can't imagine a better one than the scrap between dog-eared soap harridans Barbara Windsor and Jessie Wallace on the set of EastEnders this weekend.
NEWLYWEDS Matthew and Lydia Hill missed their honeymoon because of a dog-eared passport.
Not at all, say researchers, who claim to have proved the dog-eared maxim that dog owners do, in fact, resemble their Fidos.
Discarded books are sold cheaply - even those that aren't dog-eared.
Is the Army so strapped for cash now that it has to employ a courier firm to deliver its tools of mass destruction on the back of a clapped-out Honda 125, by a man with a dog-eared Streetfinder?
Intrigued by the idea that the photographer had taken portraits for Bacon to paint from, Egloff found his initial inspiration in reproductions of the dog-eared, torn, and paint-splattered Deakin photos that Bacon kept lying around amid the rubble of his studio.