from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dog trained to watch and tend sheep; especially, a collie.
  • n. A chaperon.


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  • On the other hand, being a sheep-dog, her instinctive fear of the Wild, and especially of the wolf, was unusually keen.

    The Southland

  • Hardly had the carriage entered the grounds, when he was set upon by a sheep-dog, bright-eyed, sharp-muzzled, righteously indignant and angry.

    The Southland

  • I adjusted his rug, knelt down, took one of his claws in both hands (an artistic touch, that) and gazed on him like a wistful sheep-dog.


  • Hillary is kind of like a voracious sheep-dog, barking and foaming at the mouth boasting about her abilities to lead and "fight."

    Hillary: Obama Is So Friendly, He Won't Fight

  • A sheep-dog, black and white, left the porch and trotted out to meet them.

    Heaven’s Keep

  • So we took every dog we could find for a walk - Holly, Humphrey, little Dick (sheep-dog puppy) and four sheepdogs.

    Across the Nullarbor

  • “Rawdon,” said Becky, very late one night, as a party of gentlemen were seated round her crackling drawing-room fire (for the men came to her house to finish the night; and she had ice and coffee for them, the best in London): “I must have a sheep-dog.”

    Vanity Fair

  • It arose out of a sheep-dog, a yellow mongrel brute that came at us like a thunderbolt.


  • And all the time have it on my mind, that not an acre of all the land, nor even our old sheep-dog, belongs to us, of right at all!

    Lorna Doone

  • All the sheep sidled away, and got closer, that the other sheep might be bitten first, as the foolish things imagine; whereas no good sheep-dog even so much as lips a sheep to turn it.

    Lorna Doone


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