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poo·dle

 (po͞od′l)
n.
A dog of a breed developed in Europe to retrieve game from the water, having a thick curly coat that is often clipped, and classified by size into standard, miniature, and toy varieties.

[German Pudel, short for Pudelhund : Low German pudeln, to splash about (from pudel, puddle) + German Hund, dog.]

poodle

(ˈpuːdəl)
n
1. (Breeds) a breed of dog, with varieties of different sizes, having curly hair, which is often clipped from ribs to tail for showing: originally bred to hunt waterfowl
2. a person who is servile; lackey
[C19: from German Pudel, short for Pudelhund, from pudeln to splash + Hund dog; the dogs were formerly trained as water dogs; see puddle, hound1]

poo•dle

(ˈpud l)

n.
one of a breed of dogs with long, thick, frizzy or curly hair usu. trimmed in standard patterns, occurring in three varieties (standard, miniature, and toy) that differ only in size: orig. used as a water retriever.
[1815–25; < German Pudel, short for Pudelhund=pudel(n) to splash (see puddle) + Hund hound]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poodle - an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clippedpoodle - an intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clipped; an old breed sometimes trained as sporting dogs or as performing dogs
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - 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"
toy poodle - the breed of very small poodles
miniature poodle - a breed of small poodles
standard poodle - a breed or medium-sized poodles
large poodle - the largest breed of poodle
Translations
كَلْبُ البُودِلكَلْب مُجَعَّد الشَّعْر
pudl
puddel
villakoira
pudlica
uszkár
púîli, púîluhundur
プードル
푸들
pudelis
pūdelis
pudel
pudel
สุนัขพันธุ์พุดเดิ้ล
fino köpeğikaniş
chó lông xù

poodle

[ˈpuːdl] Ncaniche mf

poodle

[ˈpuːdəl] ncaniche m

poodle

nPudel m

poodle

[ˈpuːdl] nbarboncino

poodle

(ˈpuːdl) noun
a breed of dog whose curly hair is often clipped in a decorative way.

poodle

كَلْبُ البُودِل pudl puddel Pudel κανίς caniche villakoira caniche pudlica barboncino プードル 푸들 poedel puddel pudel caniche, poodle пудель pudel สุนัขพันธุ์พุดเดิ้ล kaniş chó lông xù 狮子狗
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Joe put clean white curtains up, and tacked a new flowered-flounce across the wide chimney to replace the old one, and uncovered the little state parlour across the passage, which was never uncovered at any other time, but passed the rest of the year in a cool haze of silver paper, which even extended to the four little white crockery poodles on the mantelshelf, each with a black nose and a basket of flowers in his mouth, and each the counterpart of the other.
As soon as the Cat's-meat-Man had told every one that John Dolittle was going to become an animal-doctor, old ladies began to bring him their pet pugs and poodles who had eaten too much cake; and farmers came many miles to show him sick cows and sheep.
There Passepartout beheld beautiful fir and cedar groves, sacred gates of a singular architecture, bridges half hid in the midst of bamboos and reeds, temples shaded by immense cedar-trees, holy retreats where were sheltered Buddhist priests and sectaries of Confucius, and interminable streets, where a perfect harvest of rose-tinted and red-cheeked children, who looked as if they had been cut out of Japanese screens, and who were playing in the midst of short-legged poodles and yellowish cats, might have been gathered.
And two poodles leaped madly in and out of the melee, barking encouragement.
And I was right, truly right," cried the general, with warmth and solemnity, "for if cigars are forbidden in railway carriages, poodles are much more so.
To the left of Michael, in Number Seventeen, were five grotesquely clipped French poodles.
The Emperor of Russia would be thankful to be able to pay fifty thousand a year to one of these amiable constitutional poodles, so gentle, so nicely curled, so caressing, so docile, always spick and span,-- careful watch-dogs besides, and faithful to a degree
and she had to leave her paradise to wind yarn, wash the poodle, or read Belsham's Essays by the hour together.
Presently a vagrant poodle dog came idling along, sad at heart, lazy with the summer softness and the quiet, weary of captivity, sigh- ing for change.
He always came at dinner-time and brought an ugly poodle with him, whose paws soiled their furniture.
You shall become a black poodle and have a gold collar round your neck, and shall eat burning coals, till the flames burst forth from your throat.
Then there are the old ladies who worship a fat poodle, scant of breath and full of fleas.