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bulldog


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bulldog  \Bull"dog`\,  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  variety  of  dog,  of  remarkable  ferocity, 
  courage,  and  tenacity  of  grip;  --  so  named  probably,  from 
  being  formerly  employed  in  baiting  bulls. 
 
  2.  (Metal.)  A  refractory  material  used  as  a  furnace  lining, 
  obtained  by  calcining  the  cinder  or  slag  from  the  puddling 
  furnace  of  a  rolling  mill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bulldog  \Bull"dog`\,  a. 
  Characteristic  of  or  like  a  bulldog;  stubborn;  as  bulldog 
  courage;  bulldog  tenacity. 
 
  {Bulldog  bat}  (Zo'94l.),  a  bat  of  the  genus  {Nyctinomus};  -- 
  so  called  from  the  shape  of  its  face. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bulldog 
  adj  1:  resembling  or  pertaining  to  a  bulldog;  "A  bulldog 
  appearance" 
  2:  stubbornly  unyielding;  "dogged  persistence";  "dour 
  determination";  "the  most  vocal  and  pertinacious  of  all 
  the  critics";  "a  mind  not  gifted  to  discover  truth  but 
  tenacious  to  hold  it"-  T.S.Eliot;  "men  tenacious  of 
  opinion"  [syn:  {dogged},  {dour},  {pertinacious},  {tenacious}, 
  {unyielding}] 
  n  :  a  sturdy  thickset  short-haired  breed  with  a  large  head  and 
  strong  undershot  lower  jaw;  developed  originally  in 
  England  for  bull  baiting  [syn:  {English  bulldog}] 
  v  1:  attack  viciously  and  ferociously 
  2:  throw  a  steer  by  seizing  the  horns  and  twisting  the  neck,  as 
  in  a  rodeo 




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