Great Dog


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Great Dog

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(Astronomy) the Great Dog the English name for Canis Major
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Noun1.Great Dog - a constellation to the southeast of OrionGreat Dog - a constellation to the southeast of Orion; contains Sirius
Canicula, Dog Star, Sirius, Sothis - the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major
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"Another time," I said to the dog-boy, "you will wash the great dog with Vixen when I send them home."
Immediately a little dog inhabiting that chamber replied to the great dog inhabiting the court.
That morning I could not rest: I wandered from chamber to chamber, followed by my great dog, and all were alike empty and desolate.
No trace has ever been found of the great dog, at which there is much mourning, for, with public opinion in its present state, he would, I believe, be adopted by the town.
It was very near, but not yet in sight; when, in addition to the tramp, tramp, I heard a rush under the hedge, and close down by the hazel stems glided a great dog, whose black and white colour made him a distinct object against the trees.
The lightning spattered the sky as a thrown egg spattered a barn door, but the light was pale blue, not yellow; and looking through my slit bamboo blinds, I could see the great dog standing, not sleeping, in the veranda, the hackles alift on her back, and her feet planted as tensely as the drawn wire rope of a suspension bridge.
If he were acting through a human agent we could get some evidence, but if we were to drag this great dog to the light of day it would not help us in putting a rope round the neck of its master."
Nay, an thou stirrest, I have a great dog within and I will loose him upon thee.
'The great dog, regardless of being half-choked by his collar, was obdurately pulling with his dead weight against his master, resolved to get across the room.
The friar set his fist to his mouth and put the horn to shame by the piercing whistles he blew; whereupon half a hundred great dogs came running and jumping so swiftly that they had reached their bank as soon as Robin Hood's men had reached his side.
High vaulted rooms with cool uncarpeted floors, great dogs upon the hearths for the burning of wood in winter time, and all luxuries befitting the state of a marquis in a luxurious age and country.
Fourthy, fifthly, and lastly, another couple: newly married too, if one might judge from the endearments they frequently interchanged: of whom I know no more than that they were rather a mysterious, run-away kind of couple; that the lady had great personal attractions also; and that the gentleman carried more guns with him than Robinson Crusoe, wore a shooting-coat, and had two great dogs on board.

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