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  • n. Plural form of hang-dog.


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  • I went to-day accordingly, and saw him among half a dozen lawyers and attorneys and hang-dogs, signing of deeds and stuff before his journey; for he goes to-morrow to Vienna.

    The Journal to Stella

  • He keeps it 'tiff we're out of sight, then tears it up and hang-dogs after us for more litter.

    The Machineries of Joy

  • After that he lays himself down with a will, which is the will of the hang-dogs, which is your will, dear citizen, who feeds and fees the hang-dogs for doing this thing for you.

    The Jacket (Star-Rover)

  • Perhaps, dear citizen who permits and pays his hang-dogs to lace the jacket for you -- perhaps you are unacquainted with the jacket.

    The Jacket (Star-Rover)

  • Do they, your hang-dogs, O smug citizen, do these your hang-dogs fear to gaze upon the facial horror of the horror they perpetrate for you and ours and at your behest?

    The Jacket (Star-Rover)

  • I, who am to be hanged this year, the nineteen-hundred-and-thirteenth after Christ, ask these questions of you who are assumably Christ's followers, of you whose hang-dogs are going to take me out and hide my face under a black cloth because they dare not look upon the horror they do to me while I yet live.

    The Jacket (Star-Rover)

  • They are not the agitators; it is the idle hang-dogs who form the disturbing element in the village.

    Hodge and His Masters

  • Whereupon two hang-dogs stepped forward, and cried with loud voices, ` Behold us here, O wise and just one. '

    The Pacha of Many Tales

  • Whereupon two hang-dogs stepped forward, and cried with loud voices, 'Behold us here, O wise and just one.'

    The Pacha of Many Tales

  • a lifer being death, I was so found guilty by a jury which could not ignore the asseverations of the guard Thurston and the rest of the prison hang-dogs that testified, and I was so sentenced by a judge who could not ignore the law as spread plainly on the statute book.

    The Jacket (Star-Rover)


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