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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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  • At length some of the "boys" bethought themselves of the old adage about barking dogs, and concluded to try his mettle.

    The History of Peru Henry S. Beebe
  • Might not the street be as it always was, with laughing children and barking dogs?

    The Street That Wasn't There Clifford Donald Simak
  • There's a small order just come in, for barking dogs; and I should wish to go as close to Natur' as I could, for sixpence.

    The Cricket on the Hearth Charles Dickens
  • There was the sound of fire-arms and of barking dogs on the hills sacred to the Leghorn.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
  • barking dogs, frightened house maids and discourteous lackeys we found everywhere, but neither work nor food for the four of us.

    On the Trail of The Immigrant Edward A. Steiner
  • Strength, whether in barking dogs or fumes or what-not, appeals to the race.

    Villa Elsa Stuart Henry
  • As ‘barking dogs seldom bite,’ I paid little attention to his threats.

  • 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
  • Puling infants and barking dogs add their discord to the din and confusion.

    Rabbi and Priest Milton Goldsmith

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