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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sundog  \Sun"dog`\,  n.  (Meteor.) 
  A  fragmentary  rainbow;  a  small  rainbow  near  the  horizon;  -- 
  called  also  {dog}  and  {weathergaw}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dog  \Dog\  (d[o^]g),  n.  [AS.  docga  akin  to  D.  dog  mastiff,  Dan. 
  dogge,  Sw  dogg.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  quadruped  of  the  genus  {Canis},  esp.  the 
  domestic  dog  ({C.  familiaris}). 
 
  Note:  The  dog  is  distinguished  above  all  others  of  the 
  inferior  animals  for  intelligence,  docility,  and 
  attachment  to  man.  There  are  numerous  carefully  bred 
  varieties,  as  the  beagle,  bloodhound,  bulldog, 
  coachdog,  collie,  Danish  dog,  foxhound,  greyhound, 
  mastiff,  pointer,  poodle,  St  Bernard,  setter,  spaniel, 
  spitz  dog,  terrier,  etc  There  are  also  many  mixed 
  breeds,  and  partially  domesticated  varieties,  as  well 
  as  wild  dogs,  like  the  dingo  and  dhole.  (See  these 
  names  in  the  Vocabulary.) 
 
  2.  A  mean  worthless  fellow;  a  wretch. 
 
  What  is  thy  servant,  which  is  but  a  dog,  that  he 
  should  do  this  great  thing?  --  2  Kings 
  viii.  13  (Rev. 
  Ver.  ) 
 
  3.  A  fellow;  --  used  humorously  or  contemptuously;  as  a  sly 
  dog;  a  lazy  dog.  [Colloq.] 
 
  4.  (Astron.)  One  of  the  two  constellations,  Canis  Major  and 
  Canis  Minor,  or  the  Greater  Dog  and  the  Lesser  Dog.  Canis 
  Major  contains  the  Dog  Star  (Sirius). 
 
  5.  An  iron  for  holding  wood  in  a  fireplace;  a  firedog;  an 
  andiron. 
 
  6.  (Mech.) 
  a  A  grappling  iron,  with  a  claw  or  claws,  for  fastening 
  into  wood  or  other  heavy  articles,  for  the  purpose  of 
  raising  or  moving  them 
  b  An  iron  with  fangs  fastening  a  log  in  a  saw  pit,  or  on 
  the  carriage  of  a  sawmill. 
  c  A  piece  in  machinery  acting  as  a  catch  or  clutch; 
  especially,  the  carrier  of  a  lathe,  also  an 
  adjustable  stop  to  change  motion,  as  in  a  machine 
  tool. 
 
  Note:  Dog  is  used  adjectively  or  in  composition,  commonly  in 
  the  sense  of  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  a  dog. 
  It  is  also  used  to  denote  a  male;  as  dog  fox  or  g-fox, 
  a  male  fox;  dog  otter  or  dog-otter,  dog  wolf,  etc.;  -- 
  also  to  denote  a  thing  of  cheap  or  mean  quality;  as 
  dog  Latin. 
 
  {A  dead  dog},  a  thing  of  no  use  or  value.  --1  Sam.  xxiv.  14. 
 
  {A  dog  in  the  manger},  an  ugly-natured  person  who  prevents 
  others  from  enjoying  what  would  be  an  advantage  to  them 
  but  is  none  to  him 
 
  {Dog  ape}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  male  ape. 
 
  {Dog  cabbage},  or  {Dog's  cabbage}  (Bot.),  a  succulent  herb, 
  native  to  the  Mediterranean  region  ({Thelygonum 
  Cynocrambe}). 
 
  {Dog  cheap},  very  cheap.  See  under  {Cheap}. 
 
  {Dog  ear}  (Arch.),  an  acroterium.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Dog  flea}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  species  of  flea  ({Pulex  canis}) 
  which  infests  dogs  and  cats,  and  is  often  troublesome  to 
  man.  In  America  it  is  the  common  flea.  See  {Flea},  and 
  {Aphaniptera}. 
 
  {Dog  grass}  (Bot.),  a  grass  ({Triticum  caninum})  of  the  same 
  genus  as  wheat. 
 
  {Dog  Latin},  barbarous  Latin;  as  the  dog  Latin  of  pharmacy. 
 
 
  {Dog  lichen}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  lichen  ({Peltigera  canina}) 
  growing  on  earth,  rocks,  and  tree  trunks,  --  a  lobed 
  expansion,  dingy  green  above  and  whitish  with  fuscous 
  veins  beneath. 
 
  {Dog  louse}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  louse  that  infests  the  dog,  esp. 
  {H[ae]matopinus  piliferus};  another  species  is 
  {Trichodectes  latus}. 
 
  {Dog  power},  a  machine  operated  by  the  weight  of  a  dog 
  traveling  in  a  drum,  or  on  an  endless  track,  as  for 
  churning. 
 
  {Dog  salmon}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  salmon  of  northwest  America  and 
  northern  Asia;  --  the  {gorbuscha};  --  called  also  {holia}, 
  and  {hone}. 
 
  {Dog  shark}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Dogfish}. 
 
  {Dog's  meat},  meat  fit  only  for  dogs;  refuse;  offal. 
 
  {Dog  Star}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Dog  wheat}  (Bot.),  Dog  grass. 
 
  {Dog  whelk}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  species  of  univalve  shells  of  the 
  family  {Nassid[ae]},  esp.  the  {Nassa  reticulata}  of 
  England. 
 
  {To  give  or  throw},  {to  the  dogs},  to  throw  away  as  useless. 
  ``Throw  physic  to  the  dogs;  I'll  none  of  it.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  go  to  the  dogs},  to  go  to  ruin;  to  be  ruined. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dog  \Dog\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dogged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dogging}.] 
  To  hunt  or  track  like  a  hound;  to  follow  insidiously  or 
  indefatigably;  to  chase  with  a  dog  or  dogs;  to  worry,  as  if 
  by  dogs;  to  hound  with  importunity. 
 
  I  have  been  pursued,  dogged,  and  waylaid.  --  Pope. 
 
  Your  sins  will  dog  you  pursue  you  --Burroughs. 
 
  Eager  ill-bred  petitioners,  who  do  not  so  properly 
  supplicate  as  hunt  the  person  whom  they  address  to 
  dogging  him  from  place  to  place  till  they  even  extort 
  an  answer  to  their  rude  requests.  --  South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dog 
  n  1:  a  member  of  the  genus  Canis  (probably  descended  from  the 
  common  wolf)  that  has  been  domesticated  by  man  since 
  prehistoric  times;  occurs  in  many  breeds;  "the  dog 
  barked  all  night"  [syn:  {domestic  dog},  {Canis 
  familiaris}] 
  2:  a  dull  unattractive  unpleasant  girl  or  woman;  "she  got  a 
  reputation  as  a  frump";  "she's  a  real  dog"  [syn:  {frump}] 
  3:  informal  term  for  a  man:  "you  lucky  dog" 
  4:  someone  who  is  morally  reprehensible;  "you  dirty  dog"  [syn: 
  {cad},  {bounder},  {blackguard},  {hound},  {heel}] 
  5:  a  hinged  device  that  fits  into  a  notch  of  a  ratchet  to  move 
  a  wheel  forward  or  prevent  it  from  moving  backward  [syn:  {pawl}, 
  {detent},  {click}] 
  6:  metal  supports  for  logs  in  a  fireplace;  "the  andirons  were 
  too  hot  to  touch"  [syn:  {andiron},  {firedog},  {dogiron}] 
  v  :  go  after  with  the  intent  to  catch  [syn:  {chase},  {chase 
  after},  {trail},  {tail},  {tag},  {go  after},  {track}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dog 
  frequently  mentioned  both  in  the  Old  and  New  Testaments.  Dogs 
  were  used  by  the  Hebrews  as  a  watch  for  their  houses  (Isa. 
  56:10),  and  for  guarding  their  flocks  (Job  30:1).  There  were 
  also  then  as  now  troops  of  semi-wild  dogs  that  wandered  about 
  devouring  dead  bodies  and  the  offal  of  the  streets  (1  Kings 
  14:11;  16:4;  21:19,  23;  22:38;  Ps  59:6,  14). 
 
  As  the  dog  was  an  unclean  animal,  the  terms  "dog,"  "dog's 
  head,"  "dead  dog,"  were  used  as  terms  of  reproach  or  of 
  humiliation  (1  Sam.  24:14;  2  Sam.  3:8;  9:8;  16:9).  Paul  calls 
  false  apostles  dogs"  (Phil.  3:2).  Those  who  are  shut  out  of  the 
  kingdom  of  heaven  are  also  so  designated  (Rev.  22:15). 
  Persecutors  are  called  dogs"  (Ps.  22:16).  Hazael's  words  "Thy 
  servant  which  is  but  a  dog"  (2  Kings  8:13),  are  spoken  in  mock 
  humility=impossible  that  one  so  contemptible  as  he  should  attain 
  to  such  power. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DOG,  n.  A  kind  of  additional  or  subsidiary  Deity  designed  to  catch 
  the  overflow  and  surplus  of  the  world's  worship.  This  Divine  Being  in 
  some  of  his  smaller  and  silkier  incarnations  takes  in  the  affection 
  of  Woman,  the  place  to  which  there  is  no  human  male  aspirant.  The  Dog 
  is  a  survival  --  an  anachronism.  He  toils  not  neither  does  he  spin, 
  yet  Solomon  in  all  his  glory  never  lay  upon  a  door-mat  all  day  long, 
  sun-soaked  and  fly-fed  and  fat,  while  his  master  worked  for  the  means 
  wherewith  to  purchase  the  idle  wag  of  the  Solomonic  tail,  seasoned 
  with  a  look  of  tolerant  recognition. 
 
 




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