dog house

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dog house outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog
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Quotations

  • Samuel Butler
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    “An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed.”

Usage

In literature:

A man is hither come: go and behold the stranger; the dogs rejoice; the house has itself opened.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Arriving at length at the door of a wretched tenement house, the blind man and his dog entered.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
Now I can do anything I like with dogs, and you can do anything you like with houses.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
She had not enjoyed herself while there were so many dogs in the back of the house.
"Prince Jan, St. Bernard" by Forrestine C. Hooker
When Ralph got to Pete Jones's he found that sinister-looking individual in the act of kicking one of his many dogs out of the house.
"The Hoosier Schoolmaster" by Edward Eggleston
If there was a dog, he must be either in the barn or in the house.
"Bowser The Hound" by Thornton W. Burgess
Once Flossie and Freddie built a little snow house and got inside it with Snoop, the black cat, and Snap, the dog.
"The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City" by Laura Lee Hope
Through the little porch or vestibule, where the dogs lie, one enters the house.
"With the Harmony to Labrador" by Benjamin La Trobe
We have seen that this tonality of the watch dog's cries is competent to indicate that a person is coming to the house.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892" by Various
Dogs came out from farm-houses as he rattled by, and barked furiously.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
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In poetry:

The large Newfoundland house-dog
Was standing by the door;
He looked for his little playmates,
Who would return no more.
"By The Fireside : The Open Window" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Good dog, thou watchest; yet no hand
Will feed thee. In the house is none.
Whom weepest thou, child?" "My father." "And,
O wife! whom weepest thou?" "The Gone."
"A Lament" by Victor Marie Hugo
That done, he sat, panted, and cursed
The vile cross of this brute: nevermore
Would he house it to rear such a cur!
The dog dragged his legs, pained to stir,
Eyed his master, dropped, barked at the door.
"To Children: For Tyrants" by George Meredith
The clocks are striking, calling to each other,
and one can see right to the edge of time.
Outside the house a strange man is afoot
and a strange dog barks, wakened from his sleep.
Beyond that there is silence.
"To Say Before Going to Sleep" by Rainer Maria Rilke
I don't know one damned butterfly from another
my ignorance of the stars is formidable,
also of dogs & ferns
except that around my house one destroys the other
When I reckon up my real ignorance, pal,
I mumble "many returns"—
"Dream Song 265: I don't know one damned butterfly from another" by John Berryman
Knocks and footsteps round the house — whistles after dark —
You've no call for running out till the house-dogs bark.
Trusty's here, and Pincher's here, and see how dumb they lie —
They don't fret to follow when the Gentlemen go by!
"A Smuggler's Song" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Karl Rove, Hyundai and Elizabeth Warren Can Go In "The Dog House" With Consumer Watchdog's New Free App That Lets iPhone Users Create Meme-Like Images.
I could go every day, but I am afraid Wifey would change the locks on the doors, and the menagerie of dogs and cats at our house would forget who I am.
Road Dog defendant Bob Holloway has been released from the Fresno County Jail and transferred to a halfway house , according to court documents.
And apparently, dirt is even good for kids, especially when carried into the house by that "nasty ol' dog," if researchers theories are correct.
Players go from jail house to dog house.
Dancing With the Stars contestant Michael Bolton is in the dog house - literally.
A small dog cannot keep itself warm in a house for a large dog.
A fire that apparently started in the garage of a home on Lake Shore Boulevard on Wednesday morning consumed the house, but Jacksonville firefighters say two women and their two dogs made it out of the house safely.
Leash laws putting some 'in the dog house'.
Wilson County's New Leash on Life is helping house 60 dogs that were rescued from a property in Ashland City.
From the dog house to the big house - with the ultimate goal of finding the perfect house.
I like knowing which teams are in the lead and which ones are in the dog house.
The dog saved her life earlier this year when he awakened her during a house fire.
This week Gwen and the panel discuss the administration's final health care push, the influential role of the Blue Dog Democrats, the messy exit of Rep Eric Massa (D-NY) and the role of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
He is house trained and loves to play with other dogs.
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