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Friday, July 17, 2015

Definitions for fogdog

  1. a bright spot sometimes seen in a fog bank.

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Citations for fogdog
She listened for the flute again, thought to pull toward it, toward the big fogdog near the south cove, then work her way along the shore to the Hammond dock; go home, take a shower, maybe hunt for raspberries with Ian, make a pie. Lynn Stegner, Pipers at the Gates of Dawn, 2000
Barely a light at all, / and seemingly without source, / a fogdog comes one or none to a fogbank, / not a small deposit / the sun makes, but otherworldly pale.. Brendan Galvin, "Fogdog," Habitat, 2005
Origin of fogdog
1865-1870
Fogdog arose in the mid-1800s as a combination of fog and sundog, which refers to a bright circular spot on a solar halo or an incomplete rainbow.