from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small dog which bears a resemblance in miniature to the bulldog.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle


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  • Turning westward his old asthmatic pug-dog countenance, he gazed at you with big, lustreless eyes, in a way that said, “You were saying?”

    Two Poets

  • So she took it from the hand of the Princess Alicia, and it instantly flew down the throat of the dreadful little snapping pug-dog, next door, and choked him, and he expired in convulsions.

    A Holiday Romance

  • And so another time the dreadful little snapping pug-dog, next door, made a rush at one of the young princes as he stood on the steps coming home from school, and terrified him out of his wits; and he put his hand through a pane of glass, and bled, bled, bled.

    A Holiday Romance

  • The mistress of the Establishment holds no place in our memory; but, rampant on one eternal door-mat, in an eternal entry long and narrow, is a puffy pug-dog, with a personal animosity towards us, who triumphs over

    Reprinted Pieces

  • Athletic Club, and who strangely resembled a Victorian pug-dog — was to be seen as a waddling but ferocious captain, with his belt tight about his comfortable little belly, and his round little mouth petulant as he piped to chattering groups on corners.


  • I drove from the railway to his private residence at Hampstead, and disturbed the old lawyer dozing alone in his dining-room, with his favourite pug-dog on his lap, and his bottle of wine at his elbow.

    The Moonstone

  • What if, struggle as she will, she can become nothing in the future but the pet pug-dog of the race, lying on its sofa, or the Italian greyhound, shivering in its silken coat?

    Woman and Labour

  • There was that pug-dog of Mrs Lane's - crunched up lumps of sugar whenever it could reach a sugar-bowl - and that fat poodle next door - came and knocked over the cream that the milkman left outside the back door - deliberated knocked it over, mark you - and then licked up every drop.

    Five Have A Mystery To Solve

  • The Maharani presented Lady Roberts with a beautiful little Chinese pug-dog, and the Maharaja gave me a gold-mounted

    Forty-one years in India From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief

  • A large, coffee-colored pug-dog was lying before the fire.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete


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