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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUP

The moment his back was turned, the pup had sneaked into the kitchen.

Busted more clotheslines than I've got fingers and toes, that pup has.

Bill Dancing decided, off-hand, that “the pup” was worthless.

He had a blacksnake whip in his hand and was teasing a pup with it.

Here in the rich cream of the day we're waiting for the mail, Dan'l and I and the pup.

Julia withdrew the bottle from the first pup and transferred it to the second one.

Her thirty-second pup has just tumbled into the water, and will certainly be drowned.

"Lieutenant, keep that pup away from my Henry," ordered Joe.

The pup's a hound but it's bound to be pretty, the children will like it.

I wrote Turner Simpson to send you the pup when it was old enough to wean.

WORD ORIGIN

"young dog," 1760, shortened form of puppy (q.v.). Used from 1580s for "conceited person." Applied to the young of the fur seal from 1815. Used for "inexperienced person" by 1890. Pup tent (also dog tent) is from 1863. Sopwith pup, popular name of the Sopwith Scout Tractor airplane, is from 1917.

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