First thing I knew I heard Bertha calling at the top of her little voice to the mastiff.
The piece which the mastiff had torn from his hose did not discourage Boxtel.
The mastiff Bow-wow had accompanied his mistress to her new home; but Bow-wow's best days were done.
Ramiro looked at his interlocutor, as the mastiff may look at the lap dog.
As for Fessenden's, then, he was less fortunate than the Judge's mastiff.
He was very wayward at times, but always faithful as a mastiff dog to me.
Unlike the bull-dog, the mastiff always warns before he attacks.
The enmity between the lapdog and the mastiff is an old story.
I have known of the cross between them and the mastiff being taught to follow the scent of a man almost as truly as a bloodhound.
In size, the largest does not exceed the dimensions of an English mastiff.
large, powerful breed of dog, early 14c., from Old French mastin (Modern French mâtin) or Provençal mastis, both from Vulgar Latin *mansuetinus "domesticated, tame," from Latin mansuetus "tame, gentle" (see mansuetude). Probably originally meaning a dog that stays in the house, thus a guard-dog. Form in English perhaps influenced by Old French mestif "mongrel."