“cave canem,” whispered Bracebridge, as he espied the watchdog lying on the porch of the house.
cave canem can hardly be called a suitable first attraction toward the spread of hospitality.
The inscription on the threshold should have been ‘cave canem.’
On the threshold was a dog in mosaic, with the inscription ‘cave canem’—now in the museum at Naples.
The houses of ancient Rome frequently bore the inscription for the benefit of strangers, cave canem.
Then suddenly from the confines of the battle rose and spread a cry of “cave canem!”