dingo

Definitions

  • Uncle Godfrey wades through snow, two horses and a dingo nearby
    Uncle Godfrey wades through snow, two horses and a dingo nearby
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dingo wolflike yellowish-brown wild dog of Australia
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Additional illustrations & photos:

man and wolfhound attacked by dingoes man and wolfhound attacked by dingoes
three curious dingoes three curious dingoes
dingo and wolfhound meeting dingo and wolfhound meeting
wolfhound fighting dingoes wolfhound fighting dingoes
dingo and wolfhound entering cave dingo and wolfhound entering cave
dingo with pups dingo with pups
wolfhound and dingoes stalking kangaroos wolfhound and dingoes stalking kangaroos
wolfhound and dingoes sliding down a bank wolfhound and dingoes sliding down a bank

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dingo (Zoöl) A wild dog found in Australia, but supposed to have introduced at a very early period. It has a wolflike face, bushy tail, and a reddish brown color.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dingo The Australian dog, Canis dingo, of wolf-like appearance and extremely fierce. The ears are short and erect, the tail is rather bushy, and the hair is of a reddish-dun color. It is very destructive to flocks, and is systematically destroyed. See cut on following page.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dingo ding′gō the native dog of Australia.
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Usage

In literature:

It was a dingo, or native dog.
"Peter Biddulph" by W.H.G. Kingston
I wish, though, there were some other wild beasts here beside kangaroos and dingoes.
"The Dingo Boys" by G. Manville Fenn
But dingoes hunt only by night, and unmolested pigs do not squeal.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
For of all animals in Australia the dingo is the most intolerable nuisance on account of its fondness for mutton.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
The Dingo, or dog of Australia, is an animal domesticated among the aborigines of that country.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
He had King Dingo Bingo all to himself, and was promised a full cargo.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
The dingo lived by feeding on the kangaroos, and thus kept down the number of those animals.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
We found a native police patrol camped there, and the officer asked us if we would like to have a dingo pup for a pet.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
Mr. Philip King informs me that he once trained a wild Dingo puppy to drive cattle, and found it very useful.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
There were a few shots, and the noise changed to yelps as the dingoes scurried in terror down the hill.
"Queensland Cousins" by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
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In poetry:

Then, curled within a hollow stump
down in a gully dim and deep,
we held our breaths with awe to find
four dingo puppies fast asleep!
"Adventure" by Alice Guerin Crist
We, thrilling, gazed into the night
where twinkling stars rose high and dim,
above the darksome scrub, where lurked
the dingo mother fierce and grim!
"Adventure" by Alice Guerin Crist
Hawkins wasn't reckoned much at all in Dingo Flat.
We'd a notion that his headpiece was amiss.
But we wish to have it stated, he was rather underrated.
(That's why I'm standing here and telling this.)
"Hopeful Hawkins" by C J Dennis
Hawkins wasn't in the swim at all in Dingo Flat,
And to bait him was our chiefest form of bliss;
But, in justice, be it said that he had a business head.
(That's why I'm standing here and telling this.)
"Hopeful Hawkins" by C J Dennis
But we've written out a paper, with good Father Feeley's aid,
Breathing brotherly affection; and the challenge is conveyed
To the Dingo Club at Squatter's, and another friendly game
Will eventuate at this end, on the flat below the claim.
"A Friendly Game Of Football" by Edward Dyson
We had Chang, and Trucker Hogan, and the man who licked The Plug,
Also Heggarty, and Hoolahan, and Peter Scott, the pug;
And we wore our knuckle-dusters, and we took a keg on tap
To our friendly game of football with The Dingoes at The Gap.
"A Friendly Game Of Football" by Edward Dyson

In news:

Outside Darwin Magistrates Court on Friday, Chamberlain-Creighton said she hoped the ruling would help educate the public about the dangers posed by dingoes .
Did a dingo kill the baby.
Dingo Brand, a specialty brand of United Pet Group (UPG), has always had a following of loyal customers.
Never glamorous with its 30mm-thick armor and big, run-flat tires, the nimble Daimler Dingo was still popular with the British military.
The scare follows a more sinister encounter three years ago, when a nine-year-old boy was mauled to death on the island by a pack of dingoes .
Fans of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' will remember the fictional band on the show was named ' Dingoes Ate My Baby,' and Elaine used the phrase in a mocking manner during an episode of 'Seinfeld.
Blue heelers are an Australian breed that is two-thirds feral dingo "I had this puppy who was very work oriented and needed something to think about, not just exercise," Jans said.
The Australian outback - home to such Aussie icons as the kangaroo, emu and dingo - and now this: the world's fastest radio telescope .
Child staves off stalking dingo.
A file picture of an Australian dingo baring its teeth.
A mother holidaying with her family on Fraser Island off the Queensland coast has described how her five-year-old daughter held off a wild dingo after the dog entered their hotel room.
Luckily, dingoes never made it to Tasmania .
The thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger , was the top dog of the marsupial food chain until Asian dingoes, introduced 4,000 years ago, forced the animal off Australia and onto Tasmania.
When a hungry dingo captures four of the wombats, the two that are left have to figure out how to outsmart him to save their mates.
Settling a notorious 1980 case that split the nation and led to a mistaken conviction, an Australian coroner ruled that a dingo took a baby from a campsite in the Outback, just as her mother said from the beginning.
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