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  • It was eventually understood that ear type did breed true, and matings of pricked-eared dogs produced pricked-eared dogs, while matings of lop-eared dogs produced lop-eared dogs.

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  • Great puffed and pearled sleeves rose to the pricked-eared pointings of the stiff lace about the head, conical and braided.

    —Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

    November 18, 2008