from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a breed of large strong dog developed in Switzerland, having a thick brown and white coat, originally used by monks of the hospice of Saint Bernard in the Swiss Alps to help patrol the snow-covered region.
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- n. One of a breed of large dog, famous for rescuing people on mountains.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a breed of large, handsome dogs celebrated for strength and sagacity, formerly bred chiefly at the Hospice of St. Bernard in Switzerland, but now common in Europe and America. There are two races, the smooth-haired and the rough-haired. See Illust. under Dog.
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- n. a Swiss alpine breed of large powerful dog with a thick coat of hair used as a rescue dog
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Catholic writer says, "in a mystic or spiritual sense, but with their actual lips"; Saint Bernard "among a hundred, a thousand, others."
The dog was a Saint Bernard which is usually a very friendly breed.
a Saint Bernard which is usually a very friendly breed.
Mr. GEORGE HILL: Across the canal, before Saint Bernard, right here in the Lower Ninth Ward, we're born prominent, prestigious men and women.
She's also been a hip ensemble star off-Broadway, and co-star with a Saint Bernard.
I hand it to her and she pats my leg with a hand that looks like the paw of a Saint Bernard.
Christ leaves the cross for an instant in order to embrace Saint Bernard, founder of the Cistercian Order.
The work portrays two figures, one on each wing, which together portray the Miracle of the Lactation in which a stream of milk is propelled from the Virgin Mary's bared breast to the lips of Saint Bernard.
Mrs. Schott insists that Piniella rub her pet Saint Bernard, Schottzie, for good luck before each game.
In other words, they were the subjects, not of Saint Bernard, but of Saint