146 Metaphors for dog
"What kind is he?" "Belgian shepherd dog," answered Coquenil.
Dogs are the most intelligent of all animals, but they know nothing of love; the most intelligent nations of antiquitythe Greeks, Romans and Hebrewswere strangers to this feeling; and in our times we have seen that such intelligent persons as Tolstoi, Zola, Groncourt, Flaubert have been confessedly unable to experience real love such as Turgenieff held up to them.
"But dogs are no good to us without something to feed 'em.
In a cottage his banquets were given, He lived upon four meals a-day, sir, On which diet he seems to have thriven: And an ass was his charger they say, sir, A dog was his life-guard, we're told, And many a peregrination Thus attended, he must have been bold, He made step and step through the nation.
The only two dogs we could trust were the two borrowed jaguar hounds.
This stately dog was a dark heather brindle, standing 32-3/8 inches at the shoulder, with a chest girth of 34-1/2 inches.
The "sleeve dog" and the "chin dog" are common and appropriate appellations in the East.
Now, this dog is a snarling, cross-grained, cantankerous beast, and when I heard Joe was coming, I said: 'Now we'll have a good dog about the place, and here's an end to the bad one.'
"A small task that, your Honour, since a starved dog was the whole crew she could muster to keep us off.
The best dog in it was Granite, whose portrait and description were given in the Journal in connection with the said review; and the other animals of the kennel being of the same type, it was at once recognised that there was, in fact, such a breed, and the mouths of the doubters were stopped.
The two splendid dogs were the children's special protectors and companions.
Gason (259) tells us that the dogs, of which every camp has from six to twenty, are generally a mangy lot, but "the natives are very fond of them....
The Indians had told him that these sun dogs were warnings of severe cold and probably a blizzard.
34, n. 5; 'The dogs are not so good scholars,' i. 445; 'The dog is a Scotchman,' iv. 98; 'The dog is a Whig,' v. 255; 'The dog was so very comical,' iii. 69; 'What, is it you, you dogs?'
The common Pariah dog, or village dog of India, is a perfect cur; a mangy, carrion-loving, yellow-fanged, howling brute.
If these requirements are present and the dog is in no sense a contradiction of the good qualities of its progenitors, but a justification of its pedigree, care and good treatment will do the rest.
But the dogs were the great difficulty: we lost six mortal hours a day in harnessing and tending them.
The 'dog Indian' is a vagabond, who, belonging to some particular tribe, as of necessity must be the case, affiliates with none, but goes whithersoever his will leads him, provided he is not prevented.
Previously to this, Quiz had always understood that the dog was the most kind-hearted of animals, but it was months after that night before he could hear the mere name of a canine without shuddering.
A good fat dog about the place is a mighty fine advertisement for a lodging-house; it speaks for good feeding anywhere.
Another professed his readiness to swear that the dog was the property of the pilgrim, being accustomed to carry his wallet, and that Maso, owing to an ancient grudge against both master and beast, had hurled the stone which sent the animal away howling, and had resented a mild remonstrance of its owner in the extraordinary manner that all had seen.
The dog is a flunkey, a serf, an underling, a creature that is eternally watching its master.
"A dog is not per se a dangerous weapon.
On its being mentioned, that a present had here been made to him of a curious specimen of Highland antiquity, Dr. Johnson said, 'Sir, it was more than he deserved; the dog is a Whig.' We here enjoyed the comfort of a table plentifully furnished, the satisfaction of which was heightened by a numerous and cheerful company; and we for the first time had a specimen of the joyous social manners of the inhabitants of the Highlands.
If he be an infidel he is an infidel as a dog is an infidel,' ii. 95; 'Shunning an infidel to-day and getting drunk to-morrow' (A celebrated friend), iii. 410.