• Guard-dog

    Full definition of guard-dog



    (plural guard-dogs)
    1. Alternative form of guard dog
      • 1913, Mary Noailles Murfree, The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains, The houses were mostly silent ; now and then a guard‐dog growled at some occult alarm ; a woman somewhere was softly and fitfully singing a child to sleep, and the baby crooned too, and joined in the vague, drowsy ditty.
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