First thing I knew I heard Bertha calling at the top of her little voice to the mastiff.
In size, the largest does not exceed the dimensions of an English mastiff.
The mastiff Bow-wow had accompanied his mistress to her new home; but Bow-wow's best days were done.
As it was he growled over the meat like a mastiff in bad humor.
As for Fessenden's, then, he was less fortunate than the Judge's mastiff.
He was, in fact, a blood-hound, with the cross of a mastiff—a powerful animal.
Unlike the bull-dog, the mastiff always warns before he attacks.
The piece which the mastiff had torn from his hose did not discourage Boxtel.
I have known of the cross between them and the mastiff being taught to follow the scent of a man almost as truly as a bloodhound.
Ramiro looked at his interlocutor, as the mastiff may look at the lap dog.
large, powerful breed of dog, early 14c., from Old French mastin (Modern French mâtin) or Provençal mastis, both from Vulgar Latin *mansuetinus "domesticated, tame," from Latin mansuetus "tame, gentle" (see mansuetude). Probably originally meaning a dog that stays in the house, thus a guard-dog. Form in English perhaps influenced by Old French mestif "mongrel."