Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who breeds dogs and keeps them for sale.
“The last block of all on which the artist was engaged was one to be called "An Afternoon on the Flags;" it represented a complimentary dog-fancier comparing the points of beauty in a dog with those of the lady before him, but it was still unfinished when he fell back in his bed, dead from the fatal breast-pang.”
“The dog-fancier soon afterwards returned, and protested, with tears in his eyes, that the shabby trick had wounded him in his tenderest feelings, but he seemed quite willing to begin a fresh bargain with "the only gen'lemen, s'help me, as ever bested pore little ALEC.”
“A dog-fancier happened to come through the street in which we both lodged, and PETER began to bargain with him for a fox-terrier, who, according to the fancier's account, had”
“There is also on record the case of a good-looking spaniel which was bought in London from a dog-fancier by a wealthy young man.”
“Slam was a dog-fancier as well as a rat-catcher, and therefore doggy boys were attracted to his premises, which, however, were sternly interdicted.”
“I have not become a dog-fancier in what you are pleased to call my old age!”
“Why, are you setting up as a dog-fancier in your old age, colonel?”
“Here are the cards of the other gentlemen who were kind enough to think that I might wish to set up for a dog-fancier in my old age.”
“A Frenchman discoursing on foreign peoples or on mankind in general -- a favourite topic -- suggests to me sometimes the fantastic vision of a dog-fancier criticizing a steer.”
“As for the dog collars, just imagine any one being a dog-fancier or even a fondler of dogs to the extent of purchasing a gold-rimmed or a diamond-studded collar while a Revolutionary Tribunal is sitting just around the corner.”
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