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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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the dog there had two eyes, each as large as the Round Tower at Copenhagen, spinning round in his head like wheels.
Still limping, the dog hobbled to the garden-edge, dug a hole and lay down in it.
When a seal was caught, Kotuko the dog would bound forward, his trace trailing behind him, and help to pull the body to the sleigh, where the tired and hungry dogs lay sullenly under the lee of the broken ice.
She said that the people at the Stores had no right to allow great savage things like those other dogs to be put with respectable people's dogs, and that she had a great mind to summon somebody.
The dogs got nothing, though they watched with wistful mien from a distance, sitting up in the snow, their tails curled around their paws.
Two estimates the steward quickly made of Michael: he was a likable dog, genial-natured on the face of it, and he was a valuable dog.
I won't say they was all dogs, but there was seven of 'm that got fish.
Staley Fleming did not, or he would perhaps not have sprung to his feet as the night wind brought in through the open window the long wailing howl of a distant dog.
Dogs was high, then, anyway; but that wasn't what made the fancy price.
They growled and barked like detestable dogs, mewed, and flapped their arms and crowed.
Pollyanna snapped her fingers at the dog and looked expectantly down the path.
Neither Short nor the landlord nor Thomas Codlin, however, was in the least surprised, merely remarking that these were Jerry's dogs and that Jerry could not be far behind.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair To risk your heart for a dog to tear.
After he had travelled a little way, he spied a dog lying by the roadside and panting as if he were tired.
He maintained that the dog got that laugh to encourage him also.