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toy dog

one of any of several breeds of very small dogs, as the Yorkshire terrier, English toy spaniel, Shih Tzu, and Pomeranian.
Origin of toy dog
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Nobody knew who she was, and she was spoken of as the lady with the toy dog.

  • Everyone knows what a cold is, and the toy dog's cold should be treated like one's own.

    A Manual of Toy Dogs Mrs. Leslie Williams
  • You and Derry—all the decent men—a toy dog fetches you every time.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • She kept a toy dog which she aired afternoons, and her kimonos were florid and numerous.

    Cheerful--By Request Edna Ferber
  • Pickings, trembling like a toy dog in zero weather, reached the green in ten strokes, and took three more puts.

    Murder in Any Degree Owen Johnson
  • It is bad enough in a toy dog, but in an Airedale it is worse in the ratio of five pounds to fifty.

    The Airedale

    Williams Haynes
  • Mrs. Fiske had a toy dog under one arm, and was holding up her train, but she slipped the dog to the groom, and gave me her hand.

    Captain Macklin Richard Harding Davis
  • Half a penny sponge cake makes an excellent supper for a toy dog, or a couple of Osborne biscuits.

    A Manual of Toy Dogs Mrs. Leslie Williams

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