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dog-ear

[dawg-eer, dog-]
noun
1.
(in a book) a corner of a page folded over like a dog's ear, as by careless use, or to mark a place.
2.
Architecture, crossette.
verb (used with object)
3.
to fold down the corner of (a page in a book).
Also, dogear, dog's-ear.


Origin:
1650–60

dog's-ear

[dawgz-eer, dogz-]
noun, verb (used with object)

dog's-eared, adjective
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dog-ear
 
vb
1.  (tr) to fold down the corner of (a page)
2.  computing to bookmark (a website)
 
n
3.  a folded-down corner of a page
4.  computing a bookmark

dog-eared
 
adj
1.  having dog-ears
2.  shabby or worn

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For instance, full pages can be missing or dog-eared corners could reveal an incorrect page number.
At one end of the bench there was a pile of dog-eared magazines.
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