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Dog

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DOG, n.

1. A species of quadrupeds, belonging to the genus Canis, of many varieties, as the mastiff, the hound, the spaniel, the shepherds dog, the terrier, the harrier, the bloodhound, &c.
2. It is used for male, when applied to several other animals as a dog-fox a dog-otter dog-ape. It is prefixed to other words, denoting what is mean, degenerate or worthless as dog-rose.
3. An andiron, so named from the figure of a dogs head on the top.
4. A term of reproach or contempt given to a man.
5. A constellation called Sirius or Canicula. See Dog-day.
6. An iron hook or bar with a sharp fang, used by seamen.
7. An iron used by sawyers to fasten a log of timber in a saw-pit.
8. A gay young man a buck. Not in use.

To give or throw to the dogs, is to throw away, as useless.

To go to the dogs, is to be ruined.

DOG, To hunt to follow insidiously or indefatigably to follow close to urge to worry with importunity.

I have been pursued, dogged and way-laid.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Dog'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/d/dog.html.

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