Pointers


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Pointers

(ˈpɔɪntəz)
pl n
(Celestial Objects) the Pointers the two brightest stars in the Plough (Dubhe and Merak), which lie in the direction pointing towards the Pole Star and are therefore used to locate it
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She listened to college stories with deep interest, caressed pointers and poodles without a murmur, agreed heartily that "Tom Brown was a brick," regardless of the improper form of praise, and when one lad proposed a visit to his turtle tank, she went with an alacrity which caused Mamma to smile upon her, as that motherly lady settled the cap which was left in a ruinous condition by filial hugs, bearlike but affectionate, and dearer to her than the most faultless coiffure from the hands of an inspired Frenchwoman.
A gentleman carrying a gun, with two pointers playing round him, was passing up the hill and within a few yards of Marianne, when her accident happened.
My sporting dogs consist of two pointers, two harriers and two setters.
Now, also, she was denied the solace which the companionship of the coachman, grooms, horses, greyhounds, and pointers might have afforded; for her mother having, notwithstanding the disadvantages of a country life, so satisfactorily disposed of her elder daughter, the pride of her heart had begun seriously to turn her attention to the younger; and, being truly alarmed at the roughness of her manners, and thinking it high time to work a reform, had been roused at length to exert her authority, and prohibited entirely the yards, stables, kennels, and coach-house.
I'll give you a few pointers on this whirling game, my boy," Daylight was saying to him, when Bob whirled.
Thus, a man who intends keeping pointers naturally tries to get as good dogs as he can, and afterwards breeds from his own best dogs, but he has no wish or expectation of permanently altering the breed.
He follows rigidly the conventions of dress and manners; but in the business of poking his nose into places where he does not belong he could give pointers to a civet cat or a jackdaw.
Three were short-haired pointers, one was a Newfoundland, and the other two were mongrels of indeterminate breed.
He's a free pleasant gentleman as ever lived--rides to the hounds, keeps his pointers and all that.
Clare took the same kind of amusement in the child that a man might in the tricks of a parrot or a pointer.
Now you would think that the first thing the king would do after listening to such a novelette from an entire stranger, would be to ask for credentials -- yes, and a pointer or two as to locality of castle, best route to it, and so on.
It was a defective barometer, and had no hand but the stationary brass pointer, but I did not know that until afterward.