Dog enclosed in a Nutshell to Dolopatos
Dog enclosed in a Nutshell (The) was named Tonton.
Dogs Nose, gin and beer.
He is not certain whether he did not twice a week, for 20 years, taste dogs nose, which your committee find, upon inquiry, to be compounded of warm porter, moist sugar, gin, and nutmeg.Dickens: Pickwick, ch. xxxiii.
Cold as a dogs nose.
Which made the dog begin to bark;
Noah took his nose to stop the hole,
And hence his nose is always cold.
Notes and Queries, February 4, 1871.
Dogs were supposed by the ancient Gaels to be sensible of their masters death, however far they might be separated.
The mother of Culmin remains in the hall his dogs are howling in their place. Art thou fallen, my fair- headed son, in Erins dismal war?Ossian: Temora, v.
In Autons Ballads, Hector (young Bekie).
In the Odyssey of Homer mention is made of the dog Argus.
Shakespeare names several dogs: Thus we have, in the Induction of Taming of the Shrew, mention made of Belman, Clowder, Echo, and Merryman. In The Tempest, of Fury, Mountain, Silver, and Tyrant. In the Two Gentlemen of Verona, of the dog Crab.
The dog Tray, i.e. Trag = runner (British).
Illæsum leporem qui tibi dente feret.
(Ver-tragus, i.e. ver-tray, very swift. And many others.)
Dogs of War, Famine, Sword, and Fire.
Assume the port of Mars; and at his heels,
Leashed in like hounds, should Famine, Sword, and Fire
Crouch for employment.
Shakespeare: King Henry V. 1 chorus (1599).
Dog-headed Tribes (of India), mentioned in the Italian romance of Guerino Meschino.
Dog-rose (Greek, kuno-rodon). So called because it was supposed to cure the bite of mad dogs.
A morsu vero [i.e. of a mad dog] unicum remedium oraculo quodam nuper repertum, radix sylvestris rosæ quæ [nunc]cynorrhodos appellatur.Pliny: Hist. Nat., viii. 63; see also xxv. 6.
Dogberry and Verges, two ignorant conceited constables, who greatly confound their words. Dogberry calls assembly dissembly; treason he calls perjury; calumny he calls burglary; condemnation, redemption; respect, suspect. When Conrade says, Away! you are an ass; Dogberry tells the town clerk to write him down an ass. Masters, he says to the officials, remember I am an ass. Oh that I had been writ down an ass! (act iv. sc. 2).Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing (1600).
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