Prairie-dog

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Prairie-dog a small gregarious North American marmot
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. prataria, meadow-land—L. pratum, a meadow.

Usage

In literature:

The prairie-dogs have long tails.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
However, I caught a few more prairie dogs, and one night I caught a prairie chicken, which was very good.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Prairie dogs squeaked and frisked and dived needlessly into their dens.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
The prairie dog is about the size of a rabbit, heavier perhaps, more compact, and with much shorter legs.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
While chasing the horses over the prairie, his horse stepped in a prairie dog's hole and fell.
"The Life and Adventures of Nat Love" by Nat Love
There are too few of them to be the houses of prairie-dogs.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
Prairie dogs can't write hardly at all.
"Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas" by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty
While the snow-water was melting Wallie considered the manner in which he should prepare the prairie-dogs.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
We struck through a village of prairie dogs.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
They plunge into the subconscious like prairie-dogs into the sod, only to come up at a new point.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
Shortly after passing Antelope Station, the track skirts the "Prairie Dog City," which I knew at once by its singular appearance.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
They discover a borough of Prairie Dogs.
"The American Family Robinson" by D. W. Belisle
There are too few of them to be the houses of prairie-dogs.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
For instance, we have Prairie du Chien, which is the French for the Dog prairie.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
The prairie dog, however, is not of the dog species.
"Crossing the Plains, Days of '57" by William Audley Maxwell
The two men strolled down the track for a short distance, and the Cowboy discovered a small colony of prairie dogs.
"Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales" by Charles B. Cory
With the exception of a few rabbits and prairie dogs, game was scarce.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
Some day the barking of a prairie-dog, the rustle of a leaf, the shadow of a cloud, startles a giddy young cow.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
We saw hundreds of prairie dogs.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
Prairie dogs, perched in front of their holes, chattered and scolded at them.
"Langford of the Three Bars" by Kate Boyles
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In poetry:

The moon's a little prairie-dog.
He shivers through the night.
He sits upon his hill and cries
For fear that I will bite.
"What The Rattlesnake Said" by Vachel Lindsay
The stage-driver was tellin’ when he hit the sagebrush flat
That’s south of Cactus Center, Bill jest wept behind his hat,
And he nearly went plum dotty, his joy was so intense,
At the prairie dogs a-scoldin’ behind each wire fence.
"The Cowboys Homing" by Arthur Chapman

In news:

Are there any good spots for prairie dog hunting in Nebraska.
No more chili dog deluxe in Prairie Village.
Prairie Dog/ public domain .
Prairie Dog Gunnison's_Prairie_Dog- publicdomain .
A family of black-tailed prairie dogs practices their vigilance from their colony in Highlands Ranch.
Black- tailed prairie dogs dig into their new digs.
" Varmints may be crows, groundhogs, prairie dogs and other animals," Haydel said.
Buy 400 Prairie Dogs, Get a Special Cow.
More prairie dog disease confirmed in South Dakota.
Hard times in prairie dog town.
Raptors, not gas, to rid Denver of prairie dogs.
Forest Service officials propose to move prairie dogs away from homes in Weston and Converse counties.
Prairie dog poisoning shows need for protection.
Ranchers in parts of Nebraska and South Dakota may get some help with prairie dog management according to an announcement this week by the US Forest Service.
Yesterday was Groundhog Day, but what about Prairie Dog Day.
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In science:

In each successively increasing critical level ti > 0 ask whether the 2-handle attached at ti can be replaced, as in the Prairie-Dog Lemma 5.4, by a 2-handle that lies in W .
Generalized Property R and the Schoenflies Conjecture
In each successively increasing critical level ti > 0 ask whether the 2handle attached at ti can be replaced, as in the Prairie-Dog Lemma 5.4, by a 2-handle that lies in V .
Generalized Property R and the Schoenflies Conjecture
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