Accusing Washington of failure to work properly is one of the most dog-eared pages in the political playbook.
Still, one can easily envision hordes clutching their dog-eared paperbacks of Inferno straining to find the flag.
While waiting, he walked over to the desk and turned over the leaves of the dog-eared register.
In the great room the fire breast is outlined with a dog-eared mold.
A turned-down page, it is perhaps a little too dog-eared to be read over again, but we all like to compare notes.
All openings are dog-eared, as well as the panels of the chimney breasts.
There were passages marked up with pen, dog-eared pages, notes in the margin.
Jake picked up two ragged and dog-eared volumes from his table.
She hurried away to some outlying part of the house, reappearing in a few minutes with a dog-eared bundle of sheets in her hand.
He waltzes out a great trunk on its corners till they are as dog-eared as a school reader.
[1894+; fr the look of a book whose pages have been repeatedly folded at the corners; found in this sense by 1824]
To fold back the corner of a page to mark one's place in a book: Those of us who still dog-ear and reread her books say ''Who cares?''
[1886+; Found as dog's-ear by 1659]