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  • A kind of dog.

    "Ada, lying on the edge of the swimming pool, was doing her best to make the shy dackel face the camera..."

    - Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor.

    May 17, 2008

  • A visitor interrupted her: a brown, gray-cheeked old dackel carrying horizontally a rubber bone in its mouth. It entered from the parlor, placed the obscene red thing on the linoleum, and stood looking at me, at Dolly, at me again, with melancholy expectation on its raised dogface.

    --Vladimir Nabokov, 1974, Look at the Harlequins!‎ p. 144

    June 13, 2009