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Dogs

(a military term). The 17th Lancers or Duke of Cambridge's Own Lancers. The crest of this famous cavalry regiment is a Death's Head and Cross-bones, OR GLORY, whence the acrostic Death Or Glory (D.O.G.).

The Spartan injunction, when the young soldier was presented with his shield, was, “With this, or On this,” which meant the same thing.

Dogs

in Stock-Exchange phraseology, means Newfoundland Telegraph shares—that is, Newfoundland dogs. (See Stock-Exchange Slang.)

Dogs

Islc of Dogs. When Greenwich was a place of royal residence, the kennel for the monarch's hounds was on the opposite side of the river, hence called the “Isle of Dogs.”

Dogs

(Green). Extinct like the Dodo. Brederode said to Count Louis, “I would the whole race of bishops and cardinals were extinct, like that of green dogs.” (Motley: Dutch Republic, part ii. 5.)

Dogs'-ears

The corners of leaves crumpled and folded down.

Dogs'-eared.
Leaves so crumpled and turned up. The ears of many dogs turn down and seem quite limp.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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