But yappy passed so close he smelled fox, and then Brushtail certainly did have to jump and run.
When yappy came near, Brushtail sprang right out, and away he ran.
If they want to commit the yappy Dispatch, why shouldn't they?
You see now what Brushtail was doing—he was leading yappy away from that den of little foxes!
He looked out in the woods in the direction where yappy and the other hound were still running and barking.
yappy bayed loudly, and away he went through the woods after Brushtail.
making sharp shrill barking noises
c.1600, probably of imitative origin. Originally in reference to dog sounds; meaning "to talk idle chatter" is first recorded 1886. Related: Yapped; yapping.