• WordNet 3.6
    • adj canine of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae
    • adj canine of or relating to a pointed conical tooth
    • n canine any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
    • n canine one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A dog was killed by a meteor at Nakhla, Egypt, in 1911. The unlucky canine is the only creature known to have been killed by a meteor.
    • n Canine (Anat) A canine tooth.
    • Canine Of or pertaining to the family Canidæ, or dogs and wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that or those of a dog.
    • Canine (Anat) Of or pertaining to the pointed tooth on each side the incisors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • canine Of or pertaining to a dog; having the character or qualities of dogs; characteristic of dogs; like or likened to a dog.
    • canine Specifically, of or pertaining to the Canidæ.
    • canine Affecting or derived from dogs: as, canine rabies; canine virus.
    • canine Pertaining to a canine or dog-tooth.
    • canine The conical processes on the inside of the mandible of an insect, toward its apex.
    • n canine A dog.
    • n canine Technically, in zoology, one of the Canidæ or Canina; a dog, wolf, fox, fennec, or jackal; a cynoid, thoöid, or alopecoid.
    • n canine One of the four sharp-pointed tearing-teeth of most mammals, situated one on each side of each jaw, opposite one another, between the incisors or cutting-teeth and the molars or grinders. They are long and especially efficient in the dog, whence the name. In the wild boar they are developed into two pairs of projecting tusks. The upper canines in the human jaw are called eye-teeth, and the lower ones stomach-teeth.
    • n canine One of the sharp teeth which project beyond the others in the jaw of a fish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Canine ka-nīn′ like or pertaining to the dog
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. caninus, fr. canis, dog: cf. F. canin,. See Hound
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. caninus, canis, a dog.


In literature:

Two canine animals in a time of dearth may be truly said to struggle with each other which shall get food and live.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Rowdy, I now see, is a canine of limited spirit and is not likely to repeat the offenses of Minty.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
The incisors, canines, and premolars suffered most, but in one case all the teeth, except the large tubercular molar on each side, were deficient.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Milton for the most part sublimely passes them by, except to embellish his "portress at hell's gate" with a canine appendix.
"Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885" by Various
Because these tearing teeth are well developed in the dog they have come to be known as canine teeth.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
The canine party he meets in Battle Row misonderstands a sityooation.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
She is an apologist of sublime lewdness, of emancipated human caninity.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
And there was a pool of canine blood upon the snow, and a faint trail of sanguinary hue leading from it.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
The canines seem to have been well developed in both sexes.
"Little Masterpieces of Science:" by Various
I tried to read Omar Canine myself but it was too much for me.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley

In poetry:

All his life he'd been good, as far as he could,
And the poor little beast had done all that he should.
But this morning he swore, by Odin and Thor
And the Canine Valhalla—he'd stand it no more!
"The Little Dog's Day" by Rupert Brooke

In news:

Out of the Pits' Artful Canine Show at The Way Out Gallery in Rensselaerville, NY.
According to a report from the Ocala Star-Banner, a 20-year-old Florida man accused of stealing and snorting human and canine ashes was sentenced last week to eight years in prison by a Florida judge.
Third Annual Canine Carnival August 4th.
The Canine Carnvial will be a place to cool off.
Canine Carnival 2012 is on the way with even more animals and fun things to do including a live concert.
"We're trying to get the fitting for the dogs fine-tuned, " said Lt Ken Zbiegien, who is in charge of the canine unit.
Canines help fight cancer at Bark for Life.
CHICO — Wagging his tail and doing tricks for treats, a canine celebrity made the rounds in Chico on Thursday as part of a statewide political push.
Some caution against using canines in place of search warrants.
Karen Monger shares her experiences as a Canine Assistants participant with the Vinzant Family.
As a precaution, management said a building-wide inspection will be conducted, again using canines to detect potential signs of bedbugs .
Canine therapy brings health and wellness.
'Hero Dog Awards': Profiles in canine courage.
Canine alerts troopers to Ohio Turnpike drug bust.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo Grand Valley dog owners decked out their pets in holiday costumes, competing in the first-ever Canine Christmas.

In science:

Figure 2 shows such a spiral wave on the ventricle of a canine heart.
Spiral Turbulence: From the Oxidation of CO on Pt(110) to Ventricular Fibrillation
FIG. 1. A spiral wave on a canine heart imaged using voltage-sensitive dyes and CCD cameras, after Ref. .
Spiral Turbulence: From the Oxidation of CO on Pt(110) to Ventricular Fibrillation
Thus, for most people, the basic level for canines is “dog,” not the more general “animal” or the more specific “beagle.” However, what constitutes the basic level varies between individuals, and to a large extent depends on the degree of expertise.
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