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tosa

/ˈtəʊsə/
noun
1.
a large dog, usually red in colour, which is a cross between a mastiff and a Great Dane: originally developed for dog-fighting; it is not recognized as a breed by kennel clubs outside Japan
Word Origin
C20: from the name of a province of the island of Shikoku, Japan
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  • "Such an enemy is not much to be feared," said the Prince of tosa.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • "One or several, and as much baggage as you choose," said the Prince of tosa.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • tosa then withdrew, that he might not hear Fatkoura's reply.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • Towards noon the Prince of tosa entered Fatkoura's room abruptly.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • The Prince of tosa also scanned the young waiting-maid from time to time.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • The Prince of tosa fancied that they glared at him, and forbade him to enter.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • "tosa is a zealous servant," said Hieyas, with a shade of irony.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • tosa had drawn his sword; he struck it against Nagato's blade.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • "You will never mention the Prince of tosa to me again," said Fatkoura.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • "I will do my utmost to bring back a smile to her lips," said tosa.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier

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