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toy dog

noun
1.
one of any of several breeds of very small dogs, as the Yorkshire terrier, English toy spaniel, Shih Tzu, and Pomeranian.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10
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  • The toy dog long has been a favorite with the city dweller, including the senior citizen.
  • They have a pit bull who is a real sweetie, but much stronger than our toy dog.
  • The parcel contained a robotic toy dog, which exploded when he inserted batteries as instructed by an accompanying letter.
  • Then the change was made to the toy dog, and the live animal was ordered sent back to the pound.

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