Penny-dog

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Penny-dog the tope or miller's dog, a kind of shark
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. penig, oldest form pending, where pend=Eng. pawn, Ger. pfand, Dut. pand, a pledge, all which are from L. pannus, a rag, a piece of cloth.

Usage

In literature:

The fare for a dog was one penny, and it was calculated that Wully owed the company hundreds of pounds before he gave up his quest.
"Wild Animals I Have Known" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Penny, with two extra dog-sledges, would direct the search in general.
"Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal;" by Sherard Osborn
In the "Irish Penny Journal" there is an interesting account of the Irish wolf-dog, from which the following anecdote is taken.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
Past the dog went a barefoot urchin into a store for two pounds of eight-penny nails.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
It must have been a hard-hearted man indeed who had no pennies to spare for the blind boy led by the big white dog.
"The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts" by Abbie Farwell Brown
Penny was not afraid of dogs as a usual thing, but she had never seen a more vicious looking hound.
"Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery" by Joan Clark
The sight so startled Penny that for an instant she forgot the dog.
"The Cry at Midnight" by Mildred A. Wirt
Penny, doggedly following Mrs. Lear, was startled to hear a crashing of the bushes behind her.
"Hoofbeats on the Turnpike" by Mildred A. Wirt
I never supposed he'd leave me a penny, and I wouldn't have let him lead me a dog's life for it, if I had.
"Parlous Times" by David Dwight Wells
Oh, Penny, Bones was such a cute little dog.
"Swamp Island" by Mildred A. Wirt
She bought a penny afternoon paper on a newsstand and then went into the shop and got a nickel's worth of bones and scraps for the dog.
"Carolyn of the Corners" by Ruth Belmore Endicott
Ha'penny's eyes sparkled at the idea of waiting on the cats and dogs.
"The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book" by Constance Cary Harrison
Half a penny sponge cake makes an excellent supper for a toy dog, or a couple of Osborne biscuits.
"A Manual of Toy Dogs" by Mrs. Leslie Williams
O Penny, ain't you glad you're a dog?
"Aunt 'Liza's Hero and Other Stories" by Annie Fellows Johnston
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In news:

Judgement involving a 2006 dog chasing incident at Penny Pinchers of West Point was given to Penny Pinchers April 26 after the Mississippi Court of Appeals found the dog was not a threat to customers at the store.
The former Hannah Montana star is also a parent to dogs Ziggy, Floyd, Happy, Mary Jane and Penny Lane.
A born-and-bred Chicagoan, Penny has the same fervor for hot dogs, hamburgers , and 'za as she does for haute cuisine and foie.
Penny (right) and Nemo (left) live with Melissa Boesch in Dallas, Texas, and recently posed for a "cover dog" session with famed photographer, Amanda Jones.
A local man's dog went missing a couple days ago and he said, his pomeranian pup is worth a pretty penny.
This is fantastic – a family from Massachusetts who was doggedly determined to make a big splash with their last payment, did so by saving pennies for THIRTY FIVE YEARS.
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