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  • n. The state of being canine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Canine nature; a canine trait.


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  • Because it's sad to see a promising fantasy turn into yet another industrial-scale fantasy-delivery system that beats up on its audience with mindless intensity and undercuts its own humanity -- and caninity -- in the process.

    'Hotel for Dogs' Is Puppy Chow

  • She was Lady; imperious and temperamental wisp of thoroughbred caninity.

    Further Adventures of Lad

  • Woman's femininity – and "the eternal feminine" means simply the eternal sexual – is more apparent in proportion to her humanity than the femininity of other animals in proportion to their caninity or felinity or equinity.

    Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution

  • Then turning to the witness he said, blandly: 'My poor friend, if you considered Cerberus to be three dogs anyhow, why did you in your examination a moment since refer to the avalanche of caninity, of which you so affectingly speak, as him?'

    The Enchanted Typewriter

  • For, following Bruce, led in fact by a string, came an awful apparition -- Juno herself, a pitiable mass of caninity -- looking like the resuscitated corpse of a dog that had been nine days buried, crowded with lumps, and speckled with cuts, going on three legs, and having her head and throat swollen to a size past recognition.

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

  • Now Gibbie had been honoured with the acquaintance of many dogs, and the friendship of most of them, for a lover of humanity can hardly fail to be a lover of caninity.

    Sir Gibbie


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