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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CANINE

The canine party he meets in Battle Row misonderstands a sityooation.'

While I did so, Neche mouched about among them with canine inquisitiveness.

No other degree of canine consanguinity is considered so degrading.

Fortunately he awoke in time to save its becoming the prey of its canine visitor.

The truth is that man was necessary to the establishment of canine society.

His dimensions were beyond all my previous conceptions of the canine race.

There's a mighty difference between the canine and the human, eh?

A molar, a bicuspid, a canine, and an incisor were laid in succession on the table.

The rush, and the sight of the fish, was too much for the canine thief.

I have a canine appetite for natural history,' he told his brother in 1828.

WORD ORIGIN

"pointed tooth," late 14c., from Latin caninus "of the dog," genitive of canis "dog" (source of Italian cane, French chien), from PIE root *kwon- "dog" (cf. Greek kyon, Old English hund, Old High German hunt, Old Irish cu, Welsh ci, Sanskrit svan-, Avestan spa, Russian sobaka (apparently from an Iranian source, e.g. Median spaka), Armenian shun, Lithuanian šuo). The noun meaning "dog" is first recorded 1869.

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