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DOG. A well known domestic animal. In almost all languages this word is, a term or name of contumely or reproach. See 3 Bulst. 226; 2 Mod. 260; 1 Leo. 148; and the title action on the case for defamation in the Digests; Minsheu's Dictionary.
     2. A dog is said at common law to have no intrinsic value, and he cannot therefore be the subject of larceny. 4 Bl. Com. 236; 8 Serg. & Rawle, 571. But the owner has such property in him, that he may maintain trespass for an injury to his dog; "for a man may have property in some things which are of so base nature that no felony can be committed of them, as of a bloodhound or mastiff." 12 H. VIII. 3; 18 H. VIII. 2; 7 Co. 18 a; Com. Dig. Biens, F; 2 Bl. Com. 397; Bac. Ab. Trover, D; F. N. B. 86; Bro. Trespass, pl. 407 Hob. 283; Cro. Eliz. 125; Cro. Jac. 463 2 Bl. Rep.
     3. Dogs, if dangerous animals, may lawfully be killed, when their ferocity is known to their owner, or in self-defence 13 John. R. 312; 10 John. R. 365; and when bitten by a rabid animal, a dog may be lawfully killed by any one. 13 John. R. 312.
     4. When a dog, in consequence of his vicious habits, becomes a common nuisance, the owner may be indicted. And when he commits an injury, if the owner had a knowledge of his mischievous propensity, he is liable to an action on the case. Bull. N. P. 77; 2 Str. 1264; Lord Raym. 110. 1 B. & A. 620; 4 Camp. R. 198; 2 Esp. R. 482; 4 Cowen, 351; 6 S. & R. 36; Addis. R. 215; 1 Scam. 492 23 Wend 354; 17 Wend. 496; 4 Dev. & Batt. 146.
     5. A man has a right to keep a dog to guard his premises, but not to put him at the entrance of his house, because a person coming there on lawful business may be injured by him, and this, though there may be another entrance to the house. 4 C. & P. 297; 6 C. & P. 1. But if a dog be chained, and a visitor so incautiously go near him that he is bitten, he has no right of action against the owner. 3 Chit. Bl. 154, n. 7. Vide Animal; Knowledge; Scienter.

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Literary and cultural critics, he insisted, "are spotty animals, of uncertain allegiance, whose doglike attitudes are not unmixed with human weaknesses and so with complicity toward what they criticize" (Loiterature 182).
There's never a sense of these authors "slumming" in genre fiction simply because they can, or because they were solicited for an anthology contribution; the stories are what they need to be, and if that involves a doglike alien's wordless meeting with a shepherd, so be it.
(65) Furthermore, insofar as the Beasts method of attack recalls the cannibal nation and the hungrily doglike brigands, and its wounds resemble the effects of love in this and other poems, the monster relates not only to slander but also to the desires linked in Book VI to Petrarchan poetics.
Archaeologists have unearthed fossils from doglike animals in both Europe and Siberia that date to more than 30,000 years ago.
The earliest known doglike fossils come from Europe.
Periods of the Mesozoic Era Examples of Dinosaurs PERIOD From That Period Description Triassic The doglike, meat-eating The first dinosaurs Cynognothus; the long- appeared near the 251 million to necked, plant-eating end of this period.
(1) Describing "The Gold-Bug" as offering a "beatific vision of slavery," Leonard Cassuto describes Jupiter as "a typical Sambo: a laughing and japing comic figure whose doglike devotion is matched only by his stupidity" (160).
Portability is key for the man who has the "doglike task" of finding Dubuque's dropouts, ages 16 to 21, and convincing them to enter alternative and/or post-secondary education.
(13) Huxley's work on a species of cynocephalus (apes with doglike heads) in his seminal Man's Place in Nature (1863) synthesized the human's anatomical function with that of the dog (Figure 2) most explicitly in its representation of a seemingly genuine hybrid between human's closest animal relative (the ape) and the canine (the animal long considered as "man's best friend").
He is thus a hero of the oxymoronic type proper to that poetic mode: typically a "noble simpleton, mature child, [or] doglike human" who seeks "control over the universe via omnipotent modes of thought" (1147).
Timang means 'tiger' and this is the name of a very powerful protective spirit mostly depicted as a doglike animal.
We find out from their conversation, accompanied by markedly doglike behavior, that they await a competitive exam that will decide who will win the K7 collar and join an elite antiterrorist brigade.