pariah dog

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pariah dog

n.
A dog that is a stray or lives on the edge of human civilization, especially in India. Certain groups of pariah dogs are sometimes considered to be distinct breeds. Also called pi-dog, pye-dog.

pariah dog

n
(Animals) another term for pye-dog
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Noun1.pariah dog - ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially Indiapariah dog - ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially India
cur, mutt, mongrel - an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
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All over the plain, cattle and buffaloes were grazing, and when the little boys in charge of the herds saw Mowgli they shouted and ran away, and the yellow pariah dogs that hang about every Indian village barked.
But Kim had danced off ere the end of the sentence, dodging pariah dogs and hungry acquaintances.
Security at the covered entrance is provided by four sleepy pariah dogs chained to a fence.
[gradually the mist uncover them; the bubbles would be seen to be firmly fixed; there would be the river; the Galata Bridge; there the green turbaned pilgrims without eyes or noses; begging alms; there the pariah dogs picking up offal; there the shawled women; there the innumerable donkeys; there men on horses carrying long poles.
Members emphasized over anti-mosquito sprays, provision of poison to cope with pariah dogs, sanitation of roads and lanes and installation of street lights.
In February, RAY LAMONTAGNE AND THE PARIAH DOGS will be appearing at London's Royal Festival Hall.