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dog

1. n. a foot. (Usually plural.) I gotta get home and soak my dogs.
2. n. an ugly girl. (Rude and derogatory.) I’m no dog, but I could wish for some changes.
3. n. something undesirable or worthless; merchandise that no one wants to buy. Put the dogs out on the sale table so people will see them.
4. n. dog dung. (see also dog-doo.) There’s some dog on the lawn.
5. tv. to follow someone. The cop dogged Lefty for a week.
6. tv. to stay with one and haunt one. Will this memory dog me all the days of my life?
7. tv. to eat something; to eat something as a dog eats. He dogged his hamburger and ran out the door to catch the bus.
8. tv. to criticize someone or something. Stop dogging me about every little thing!
9. and dawg and dogg. n. buddy; friend. (Originally black. Also a term of address. The spelling variations do not affect pronunciation.) Hey, dog! Tsup? Word, dog.
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They had dogged it for a time in secret, astonished at the long train of wagons and oxen, and especially struck with the sight of a cow and calf, quietly following the caravan; supposing them to be some kind of tame buffalo.
No man likes to be dogged, and in the very irritable mood in which I then was the sight of Mdlle.
On the contrary, they had always been dogged with ill luck of some kind or other, in consequence, as Wolfert concluded, of not going to work at the proper time and with the proper ceremonials.
But the few drops I managed to obtain gave me little relief, and I sank down for a moment with a sort of dogged apathy, from which I was aroused by Toby, who had devised a plan to free us from the net in which we had become entangled.
His demeanor was dogged in the extreme, and "dat deuced bug" were the sole words which escaped his lips during the journey.
Well, De Wardes, the father, with the bravery of his race, with his dogged courage, occupied a good deal of my time; and my fingers, at the end of the engagement, were, I well remember, tired enough.