Maltese dog

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Maltese dog breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Maltese dog (Zoöl) a breed of small terriers, having long silky white hair. The breed originated in Malta.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Maltese dog a very small spaniel with long silky hair
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Usage

In literature:

Sir James was annoyed, and leaned forward to play with Celia's Maltese dog.
"Middlemarch" by George Eliot
The chessmen are the better for that; her Maltese dog would have broken them all the first time it upset their table!
"Under Two Flags" by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
We had already one dog in the family when he arrived, and two Maltese cats.
"Vanishing Roads and Other Essays" by Richard Le Gallienne
He thinks we Maltese dogs.
"Miss Caprice" by St. George Rathborne
She moved towards them with her usual languid grace, followed by her maid carrying a tiny Maltese dog and a budget of letters.
"A Lost Leader" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Mr. Fane knows all about this Maltese breed of dogs.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
His wife's only comment on this religious declaration is an impatient twist to the tail of her Maltese dog.
"A House-Party" by Ouida
A little dog of Maltese breed, who belonged to my mother, was inconsolable at her death.
"Critical Studies" by Ouida
The Maltese dog is another favourite species, much admired and petted by ladies.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
This snowy white one, with his bright little face, is a Maltese dog.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer
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In news:

I have a Maltese dog who is very hyperactive .
Ceasar, a Maltese dog, will be reunited with his family one year after he went missing following a terrible car crash.
Companion Dog Group: Maltese .
Victoria Benson holds Ceaser, her Maltese dog who was returned to their family on Saturday.
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