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spotted dog

an informal name for a Dalmatian
another name for spotted dick
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  • They are both in the 'spotted dog,' sir, with half a dozen more.

  • If she doesn't come in five minutes I shall go to the spotted dog.

    Brooke's Daughter Adeline Sergeant
  • It was the landlord of the spotted dog, whose conveyance I had taken.

    The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
  • The tan-and-white, spotted dog ran to and fro chasing field-mice and yapped.

  • It is, literally: "The spotted dog's straight upright spotted tail."

  • Then he pulled himself up on his pillow, reaching thin hands out to the spotted dog which nipped playfully at him.

    Old Mr. Wiley

    Fanny Greye La Spina
  • Say, Dad, did you ever try to open a big steel trap—especially one with a spotted dog in it?

  • Me say: 'No scar on left leg, scar on right leg; four teeth of Pawpawloochee spotted dog what wildcat kill.'

    Wings of the Wind Credo Harris
  • The men can't invite their mates round, so they meet at 'The spotted dog' of an evening.

  • Luke had written that article about freedom of election, but he had not condescended to notice the beer at the spotted dog.

    Rachel Ray

    Anthony Trollope
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