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Great Dog

noun, Astronomy
1.
the constellation Canis Major.
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  • The spaniel held the Great Dog in awe, and never but once was known to go to the stable to see him.

    Minnie's Pet Dog Madeline Leslie
  • Anima went back past the Great Dog and crossed the dark river.

    Europa's Fairy Book Joseph Jacobs
  • With a snarl the Great Dog leaped again, his bared 294 fangs flashing in the night.

    The Snow-Burner Henry Oyen
  • On the foot-board of the great bed was carved a shield and a Great Dog on it.

    Harding's luck E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • Each day Turner came to watch over Blossom with the quiet fidelity of a Great Dog.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry Charles Neville Buck
  • "A Great Dog, that Romulus," said Mr. Whipple, when it was all over.

    The Dogs of Boytown Walter A. Dyer
  • He had not reckoned that his arch enemy would be lying like a Great Dog right at the door he was to enter.

    The Homesteader Oscar Micheaux
  • It impresses them as being one of the Great Dog stories of all time.

  • His deacon and acolyte, who had come with him, had remained in the veranda, and were trying to make friends with the Great Dog.

  • Moreover, the Great Dog Jowler was known and dreaded by all his enemies.

    Erema R. D. Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for Great Dog

Great Dog

noun
1.
the Great Dog, the English name for Canis Major
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