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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The corner of a leaf, in a book, turned down like the ear of a dog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bend over in dog's-ears, as the leaves in a book.
  • n. The corner of a leaf in a book bent over like the ear of a dog by careless use.
  • n. Nautical, the bight formed in the leech-rope of a topsail or course in reefing.

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