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barking dogs

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barking dogs

noun phrase

Tired or sore feet (1930s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Might not the street be as it always was, with laughing children and barking dogs?

    The Street That Wasn't There Clifford Donald Simak
  • The sons of the family and a number of barking dogs also greeted them.

    The Settler and the Savage R.M. Ballantyne
  • And it is these which we call Qilugtûssat, the stars which look like barking dogs about a bear.

  • There was the sound of fire-arms and of barking dogs on the hills sacred to the Leghorn.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
  • Strength, whether in barking dogs or fumes or what-not, appeals to the race.

    Villa Elsa Stuart Henry
  • The sound of barking dogs and crowing cocks came off the land with that clearness which all sounds assume in a fog.

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • But for a pack of yelping, barking dogs, which dashed viciously out at the pony's heels, all seemed silent and deserted.

    Our Little Boer Cousin Luna May Innes
  • It is an old saying—and there is a good deal of truth in it—that "barking dogs never bite."

    The Diving Bell Francis C. Woodworth
  • She has a beautiful body, terminating in two barking dogs and two serpent tails.

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