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  • He spoke vaguely of eggs and ice-packs, winds and tides; but when they declined to let him have more than a second thousand, his talk became incoherent, concerning itself chiefly with the price of dogs and dog-food, and such things as snowshoes and moccasins and winter trails.

    THE ONE THOUSAND DOZEN

  • Until more pets are claimed, his rescue mission has another unforeseen problem—a large dog-food bill.

    Mercy in a Man-Eat-Dog World

  • "What's happening very slowly now is what happened to the cat-food and dog-food business," Mr. Cote explained.

    Backyard Warfare

  • And a few senior citizens will be able to have some peace and rest in their contemplative years in peace and quiet instead of working themselves to an earlier grave for the dog-food wages you want to offer.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Kolbe-Boyd Plan

  • "They plumb e't all the bacon and prunes and sugar and dog-food,"

    Chapter VII

  • "The dogs will go as far on that as with one hundred and fifty of fish, and you can't get dog-food at Pelly, as you probably expected."

    TO THE MAN ON THE TRAIL

  • Pet Food Not all brands of premium dog-food or cat food may be found in Mexico.

    Traveling with dogs (and cats) in Mexico

  • The paper's parent company is itching to offload it, and its inept young publisher thinks its only value is as a dog-food tray.

    Book review: 'The Imperfectionists,' by Tom Rachman

  • I was naturally assigned to the horse that was three inches from death, clearly on her last mission before being dispatched to the dog-food factory.

    i know i am, but what are you?

  • They are dog-food brown and chunky, the size of a fat buzzard, with mean and heavy beaks.

    A Year on the Wing

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