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194. Dogs

  1. Argos Odysseus pet, recognizes him after an absence of twenty years. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey 17:298]3
  2. Asta the thin mans dog. [Am. Lit.: The Thin Man ]
  3. Balthasar almost a Pomeranian, companion of Jolyon Forsyte at Robin Hill. [Br. Lit.: Indian Summer of a Forsyte ]
  4. barghest monstrous goblin-dog, a nocturnal specter portending death. [Br. Folklore: EB (1963) III, 110]
  5. Boatswain Byrons favorite dog. [Br. Hist.: Harvey, 239]
  6. Buck after murder of his master, leads wolf pack. [Am. Lit.: The Call of the Wild ]
  7. Bullet Roy Rogers dog. [TV: The Roy Rogers Show in Terrace, II, 260]
  8. Bulls-eye Bill Sykess dog. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist ]
  9. Cerberus three-headed beast guarding gates of hell. [Classical Myth.: Zimmerman, 5556]
  10. Charley elderly poodle that accompanied Steinbeck on trip across U.S. [Am. Lit.: John Steinbeck Travels with Charley in Weiss, 471]
  11. Checkers Richard Nixons cocker spaniel; used in his defense of slush fund (1952). [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
  12. Diogenes Dr. Blimbers clumsy dog. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son ]
  13. Dominic hound who travels widely. [Childrens Lit.: Dominic ]
  14. Fala Franklin Roosevelts dog. [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
  15. Flopit small, majestically self-important, and smelling of violets. [Am. Lit.: Booth Tarkington Seventeen in Magill I, 882]
  16. Flush Elizabeth Barrett Brownings spaniel, subject of a biography. [Br. Lit.: Woolf Flush in Barnhart, 446]
  17. Gelert greyhound slain by its master for killing his baby; he discovers that Gelert had killed a wolf menacing the child, who is found safe. [Eng. Ballad: Beddgelert in Brewer Dictionary, 93]
  18. Hound of the Baskervilles gigantic fiend dog of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles tale. [Br. Lit.: The Hound of the Baskervilles ]
  19. Jip Doras little pet, lives in a tiny pagoda. [Br. Lit.: Dickens David Copperf eld ]
  20. Lassie canine star of popular film and TV series. [TV: Terrace, II, 1315; Radio: Buxton, 135]
  21. Marmaduke floppy, self-centered, playful Great Dane. [Comics: Marmaduke ]
  22. Mauthe Doog ghostly black spaniel that haunted Peel Castle. [Br. Folklore: Benét, 649]
  23. Montmorency companion on Thames boat trip. [Br. Lit.: Jerome Three Men in a Boat in Magill II, 1018]
  24. Nana Newfoundland, nurse to the children. [Br. Lit.: J. M. Barrie Peter Pan ]
  25. Peritas Alexander the Greats dog. [Gk. Hist.: Harvey, 239]
  26. Rin-Tin-Tin early film hero; German shepherd. [Radio: Buxton, 200]
  27. Sandy Little Orphan Annies dog. [Comics: Little Orphan Annie in Horn, 459]
  28. Snoopy worlds most famous beagle. [Comics: Peanuts in Horn, 542]
  29. Spot dog accompanying Sally, Dick, and Jane in primers. [Am. Cult.: Misc.]
  30. Toto pet terrier who accompanies Dorothy to Oz. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ]

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dogs

dogs dogs bark, but the caravan goes on trivial criticism will not deflect the progress of something important (caravan here means ‘a company of people travelling together in the desert’). The saying is recorded from the late 19th century.
the dogs of war the havoc accompanying military conflict, originally a quotation from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (1599), ‘Cry, ‘.Havoc!’. and let slip the dogs of war.’

See also dog, lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas, rain cats and dogs, let sleeping dogs lie, while two dogs are fighting for a bone.

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Dogs

125. Dogs

See also 16. ANIMALS .

cynanthropy
Psychiatry. a delusion in which a person believes himself to be a dog.
cynologist
a specialist in the care and breeding of dogs.
cynology
the branch of zoology that studies the dog, especially its natural history.
cynomania
an abnormal love of dogs.
cynophobia
an intense dread of dogs.
mongrelism
the state or quality of being a mixed breed. mongrelization , n. mongrely , adj.
philocynism
the love of dogs. Also called philocyny . philocynic , n., adj. philocynical , adj.

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