Eskimo dog

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Eskimo dog breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The expression "three dog night" originated with the Eskimos and means a very cold night so cold that you have to bed down with three dogs to keep warm.
    • Eskimo dog (Zoöl) one of a breed of large and powerful dogs used by the Eskimos to draw sledges. It closely resembles the gray wolf, with which it is often crossed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Eskimo dog a half-tamed variety, widely distributed in the Arctic regions, and indispensable for drawing the sledges
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Said by Dr Rink to be from an Indian word=eaters of raw flesh.

Usage

In literature:

The Eskimos regard the Pleiades as a team of dogs in pursuit of a bear.
"A Field Book of the Stars" by William Tyler Olcott
For, though an Alaskan or Eskimo dog is really a species of wolf, it is no match in a fight for the wilder creature.
"The Young Treasure Hunter" by Frank V. Webster
The hardy Eskimo was still the prevailing element in his dogs.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
The Eskimo women and men, and dogs, and all the rest of them, are marching before us.
"The Walrus Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
Little Eskimo children ran on in front of their mothers, and shaggy dogs followed close behind at the smell of the fish.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
The Eskimo travels mostly on foot, but carries loads on sledges drawn by dogs.
"Where We Live" by Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
Picking up several Eskimo families and about two hundred and fifty dogs, they steamed on northwards.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
There are various breeds of dogs used in that country, but the most common are the Eskimos.
"Oowikapun" by Egerton Ryerson Young
At Etah, an Eskimo settlement, three weeks were consumed in storing supplies and selecting Eskimo guides and purchasing dog-trains.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
COMMANDER ROBERT E. PEARY, AND THREE OF HIS ESKIMO DOGS, ON THE ROOSEVELT.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
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In news:

"For me, their beauty captured me," said Wingert, who has six Eskimos and has even shown the breed at the prestigious Westminster Dog Show.
American Eskimo Dog FEMALE 10 YEARS OLD  Florence, KY. TH MEMBER 319 VISITS 49 VOTES.
American Eskimo Dog MALE 9 YEARS OLD  Tucson, AZ.
American Eskimo Dog FEMALE 19 YEARS OLD  Schenectady, NY.
Mary is my 12-pound, 7-year-old female Miniature American Eskimo Dog.
Her companion is Kaylee, a 19-pound, 12-year-old female American Eskimo Dog.
Some eight years ago, my 15-ounce African Grey Parrot Cosmo noticed my 30-pound American Eskimo Dog Blanche following her closely down the hall.
The Eskimo dog at Haute Dog & Fries .
Kiwi is a 7-year-old American Eskimo Dog from Somerset , WI.
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