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moon dog

Origin of moon dog
First recorded in 1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • May not this hare of the Indian mythology be the moon-dog of some of our own legends?

    Storyology Benjamin Taylor
Word Origin and History for moon-dog

one who bays at the moon, 1660s, from moon (n.) + dog (n.). Earlier in same sense was mooner (1570s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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