A domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, non-retractile claws, and a barking, howling, or whining voice
A long time.
Any of various European orchids; = dogstones.
A face like that of a dog (in early use as a term of abuse or reproach).
A drink made of beer and brandy or (more usually) gin, sometimes with other ingredients added.
= dog's chance.
= dog work.
= dog year.
An implement used for hauling timber, consisting of two dogs connected by a ring.
Harsh criticism, verbal abuse.
(Usually in negative constructions) a poor chance, the least chance.
The snapdragon (genus Antirrhinum).
Any of various plants constituting the genus Cynoglossum (family Boraginaceae), especially a European weed, C. officinale, with dark red flowers, which was formerly used medicinally. Also called hound's-tongue.
A fleshy plant, Theligonum cynocrambe (family Rubiaceae), grown as a pot-herb in Mediterranean regions.
Either of two similar plants of the family Asteraceae (Compositae), stinking chamomile, Anthemis cotula, and wild chamomile, Matricaria recutita, both of which are strongly scented and have flowers composed of white ray florets with yellow discs.
A very long time
Any of various ailments causing weakness and exhaustion, especially influenza or gastroenteritis
A Eurasian plant of the spurge family, with hairy stems and small green flowers, found as a dominant plant of old woodland
An unhappy existence, full of problems or unfair treatment
A poor piece of work; a mess
A person or thing that is the best of its kind
The havoc accompanying military conflict
No chance at all
Rain very hard
Avoid interfering in a situation that is currently causing no problems but may well do so as a result of such interference
Wearing ridiculously smart or ostentatious clothes
Discard someone as worthless
A pack of dogs
North American informal an important or influential person or thing; a ‘big shot’; also more fully big dog of the tanyard (now rare).
A man given to revelling or self-indulgence.
Strong ale; = huff-cap. Now historical.
= pit bull terrier.
A rough or shaggy dog; (in extended use) a rough person.
A morose or dismal-looking person.
A female dog; = bitch.
Act lazily; fail to try one’s hardest
A dog that can control sheep using its gaze
A dog trained to retrieve game for a gamekeeper or the members of a shoot
A frankfurter, especially one served hot in a long, soft roll and topped with various condiments
A small pampered pet dog
A dog bred for hunting wild pigs
A dog of a dwarf breed like a bulldog with a broad flat nose and deeply wrinkled face
A stray mongrel, especially in Asia
Another term for dhole.
An old or experienced sailor
Another term for parhelion.