hot dog


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hot dog a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
    • n hot dog a frankfurter served hot on a bun
    • n hot dog someone who performs dangerous stunts to attract attention to himself
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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.”


In literature:

The next instant the dogs appeared from the same direction, in hot chase after the deer.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
We drew a great extent of cover, but found no fox; indeed, if we had, the day came on too hot for either dogs or horses to have followed far.
"Impressions of America" by Tyrone Power
You see the dog did not like being handled by a stranger, and made it rather hot for him once or twice.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Three or four times the dog was upon him, but found him each time too hot to be held.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
If the nose is hot, the dog is sick; if it is cold, he is all right.
"Zip, the Adventures of a Frisky Fox Terrier" by Frances Trego Montgomery
She reached her own door at last, feeling the hot breath of the pursuing dogs at her haunches.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The dog-smell that came to his nostrils did not excite the usual hot aversion.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
And I've just seen a tree full o' hot-dogs!
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
After breakfast he and Peter slept for a time, for both were dog-tired, and the day was oppressively hot.
"Peter and Jane" by S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
Poker Face the Baboon and Hot Dog the Tiger were with her.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg

In poetry:

A mile away the valley breaks
(So all good valleys do) and makes
A cool green water for hot heads' sakes,
And sundry sullen dog-days' aches.
"The Swimmer" by John Crowe Ransom
Father, dear Father, come home with me now
The clock in the steeple strikes one
We’ve got dover soles, lemon soles, camisoles, too
And hot dogs with pullovers on.
"Father Come Home" by Billy Bennett
So little happens; the black dog
Cracking his fleas in the hot sun
Is history. Yet the girl who crosses
From door to door moves to a scale
Beyond the bland day's two dimensions.
"The Village" by R S Thomas
I mind the preacher met old Spense,
Beneath the maples laggin',
The day was hot, an' he'd a pile
Ov 'cetrees in his waggin';
A sack of flour, a hansum hog,
Sum butter and his terrier dog.
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Frequent from neighbouring village-green
Came sounds of laughter, faintly keen,
And barks of well-known dogs,
While she, the hot sun overhead,
Her lonely watery way must tread
In mud and weeds and frogs!
"The Child-Mother" by George MacDonald
For the Dampoor sun is blazing hot - it blazes all the day
In this horrid heat no shelter can you find
Excepting one lone tree, and that is known for miles around
As the best pull-up for dogs of every kind.
"The Dampoor Express" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Don't go looking for Nogales Hot Dog during the day — it doesn't exist.
As long as there are Sonoran hot dogs in the world, we must eat them.
Setting aside fireworks and hot dogs, Commentator Archie McDonald provides a history lesson on the Declaration of Independence.
There's a famous story about Orson Welles going to Pink's and consuming 17 hot dogs.
Paul and Betty Pink opened their Hollywood hot dog stand in 1939, just before Welles began work on Citizen Kane.
A tank welded from junkyard parts -- that shoots hot dogs.
The Parks Department has come up with an antidote to the unauthorized vendors who've killed its once-lucrative hot dog business in front of the Metropolitan Museum -- cupcakes.
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's Fourth of July race to stuff your face with hot dogs has a new women-only pigout .
While there are often stories about ridiculously expensive comfort food — for example the $100 hot dog — it's hard to tell if anybody actually buys these overpriced dishes.
New Boots, New Raincoat Hot Dog.
Since then, it has gone through a lot of changes from a small pit stop with outdoor plumbing and hot dogs.
Crab rangoon is now on the menu at the K. Hot dogs are getting some serious competition at the K.
Here's what is depressing about the opening of Felony Franks, a Chicago hot dog restaurant that aims to rehabilitate former convicts by giving them steady jobs.
This year's hot dog contest is coming out party for the People's Republic of China .
First the hot dog-stuffed crust pizza.