dogs of war

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dogs of war

1. The chaos that accompanies war. Yes, but don't you think that a violent action like that will free the dogs of war?
2. Mercenaries. If we can't find enough willing soldiers, we'll have to turn to the dogs of war.
See also: dog, of, war

dogs of war

1 the havoc accompanying military conflict. literary 2 mercenary soldiers.
This phrase is from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: ‘let slip the dogs of war’. The image is of hunting dogs being loosed from their leashes to pursue their prey.
2 1998 Times The good guys…may have broken the rules by employing dogs of war.
See also: dog, of, war
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For a start, he had been recruited by the United States Army; secondly, he was a dog of war.
Tom Gill is wonderfully engaging as the Boy Soldier whose path to hardened dog of war is touching.
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Two uplifting accounts of inspiring men, and the wonderful account about Hobo, the black Labrador dog of war.
We must not repeat that mistake with the Mad Dog of War.
When hawkers call at our door, I let slip my pint-sized dog of war and watch in amusement, from my CCTV camera, as the Bettaware sales reps, political canvassers and Jehovah's Witnesses stumble backwards and flee.
Having subsequently made the connection that this was the same artist who contributed the equally irresistible Stanley, Dog of War to the Birmingham show, I've now marked down Lee as a star of the West Midlands art scene.
However, you can see it, together with Stanley, Dog of War and other examples of her work, on the artist's website, elizabethjlee.
Goodison's top dog of war Carsley is in such inspirational form he's eager to play for Ireland again - just four months after requesting an international breather.
SERVING as a bomb-sniffing dog of war, he has earned the title of man's best friend.
There's paintings in all kinds of media, drawings, sculptures and an amusing film, Stanley Dog of War, a close-up of a dog's eyes as it watches and responds to a noisy war film.
A DOG of War was hailed the hero of a daring British Army swoop on an Iraqi stronghold yesterday .