Synonyms for puppies

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Two puppies were carried in a basket, one of which the Princess accepted as a gift.

Even at this stage there was a certain individuality of character among the puppies.

He never played and gambolled about with the other puppies of the camp.

A second and smaller sled was driven by Mit-sah, and to this was harnessed a team of puppies.

A sound had reached her, a sound which had nothing to do with the two puppies, or the hens, outside.

But if I give you these puppies, you will be greatly benefited.

Still, though I am angry, I will give you some puppies, as you have come to my house.

Yes, he said, I certainly saw him and the mother of the puppies come together.

Then he is a father, and he is yours; ergo, he is your father, and the puppies are your brothers.

The miracle of creation—why was it wrought for puppies doomed to drown?

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "woman's small pet dog," of uncertain origin but likely from Middle French poupée "doll, toy" (see puppet). Meaning shifted from "toy dog" to "young dog" (1590s), replacing Middle English whelp. In early use in English puppet and puppy were not always distinct from each other. Also used about that time in sense of "vain young man." Puppy-dog first attested 1590s (in Shakespeare, puppi-dogges). Puppy love is from 1823. Puppy fat is from 1937.

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nounanimal offspring
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