sporting dog

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sporting dog a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
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Usage

In literature:

The little Dog laughed to see such sport, And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.
"More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme" by Ada M. Marzials
But let some one advance, and let him be indignant in his mind, that Patroclus should become a sport to Trojan dogs.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
Mr. Dacie was particularly friendly, and as they walked along he talked much of sports, dogs, and fishing.
"Walter and the Wireless" by Sara Ware Bassett
The overseer was standing by, encouraging the dogs, and several bystanders were looking on, enjoying the sport.
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
Some strongly recommend 'the sports of the field,' and talk with enthusiasm of 'hunting, coursing, fishing;' and of 'dogs and horses.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
He devoted himself to his sport, his dogs, and his horses; this was all very well.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
But every such neighborhood has its coon-dog, and the boys and young men dearly love the sport.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
However, we are proud to number among our acquaintances one sporting gentleman who would sooner cut a dog in two than to hunt on Sunday.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
The Canadians had the vim, the dogged determination; they would not submit to defeat, even in sport.
"Through St. Dunstan's to Light" by James H. Rawlinson
They sat for half-an-hour longer, listening in hopes that before retiring they might enjoy the sport of seeing a wild dog snared.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

"Unmanner'd dog! To stop my sport
Vain were thy cant and beggar whine,
Though human spirits, of thy sort,
Were tenants of these carrion kine!"—
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
I know there is
A strange nobility in dogs, to bear
The utmost sport of children, that would seize
Man by the throat e'en for a finger touch--
But to your tale--
"Llewellyn" by Walter Richard Cassels
His, too, each homely lyric thing
On sport or spousal love or spring
Or dogs or dusters,
Invented by some court-house bard
For recitation by the yard
In filibusters.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
"Mebbe you lak to be moose youse'f,
An' see how de hunter go,
So I'll change your dogs into loup garou,
An' wance on de year dey'll be chasin' you--
An' res' of de tam w'en de sport is troo,
You’ll pass wit' me down below."
"Bruno The Hunter" by William Henry Drummond
With horse, with gun, and three dogs nigh,
A sporting gentleman pass'd by--
"I'm glad," while o'er the horse he hover'd,
"To see you, Sir, so well recover'd.
What method is the Doctor taking,
That the complaint is you forsaking?"
"The Profits Of The Field" by William Hutton

In news:

You don't need to travel to Alaska to enjoy the sport of dog sled racing.
Five things I can't live without: My dog, my paintings, sports, men, women.
Notable deaths in sports, A to M. Dog poisoned and buried alive on his birthday is dug up, nursed back to life.
Jillian Jackson sports western wear and shows off "Wink," a mixed-breed dog who workers at The Ark of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue estimate is 6-7 years old.
Lee Fairchild has won 3 world championships in the sport of dog disc where dogs do tricks with frisbees.
Dogs sport Halloween outfits for good cause.
Mid-City Lumber will be hosting the tailgate party on Friday, Oct 19 at the BHS Sports Complex from 6-7:30 pm Mid-City Lumber will serve hamburger and hot dog meals along with chips and drink for $5.
Nathan Duszynski is shown with his hot dog cart outside Reliable Sports in Holland.
The Columbia Canine Sports Center grew from a vision shared by a group of local dog trainers.
A DOG'S PLAYGROUND The Columbia Canine Sports Center building at 4506 I-70 Drive S.E.
Cat and dog owners prefer sport utility vehicles over any other type, according to a recent poll.
So here are seven proven holistic techniques that can help your dog prepare for performance, no matter what his sport.
Try Rally 1, it's a fun, fast-paced sport for dogs and their handlers.
Want to learn about canine sports or see police dogs in action.
Dock jumping, aka dock diving, is a sport in which dogs compete in jumping for distance and height from a dock into a body of water.
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