caninity

caninity

(kəˈnɪnɪtɪ; keɪˈnɪnɪtɪ)
n
the quality or state of being canine
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Here, the metaphor begins to work in two directions, diabolical qualities mapping onto the black dog but caninity mapping back onto the devil.
animals that are properly labeled "dog" will range from sassy little handfuls of caninity [sic] like the Mexican Chihuahua to massive great Danes.
Suppose that having the substantial form "caninity" entails having causal powers [C.sub.1], [C.sub.2], and [C.sub.3], while having the form "humanity" entails having causal powers [C.sub.1], [C.sub.2], [C.sub.3], and the additional causal power [C.sub.4].
While Benjy's age and therefore his humanity are specified, suggestions of his caninity are tacit.