You’re My Dawg, Dog: A Lexicon of Dog Terms for People
Dog (n) (Canis lupus famillaris) The wolf that after 30,000 years of domestication became the hairless xolo that shocked Columbus, a poodle you can stick in your pocket, and a border collie with a thousand-word vocabulary. Most especially, man's best fried, his protector, helper, companion. Your dog is the ultimate acolyte; he believes you are the very image of God. His centrality to our lives has led inevitably to an equally central place in our language—the word "dog" alone or as part of a description of dog qualities or behaviors finds dozens of everyday applications...
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