surly dog

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  • He stretched his hand to proffer more; The surly dog his fingers tore. Cited from Poetical Works of Addison; Gay's Fables; and Somerville's Chase
  • He snarled at her like a surly dog. Cited from The Bars of Iron, by Ethel May Dell
  • A surly dog chained under it snapped out at them. Cited from Old Caravan Days, by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • He was a surly dog; if ever surly dog wore human shape, and the shape was the only human thing about Captain Ramiro. Cited from Shame of Motley, by Raphael Sabatini
  • Brown had carefully surveyed his place and felt sure of a successful attack unless the house should be alarmed by a surly dog which no member of his surveying party had been able to approach. Cited from The Man in Gray, by Thomas Dixon
  • "You go vastly fine these days!" quoth I, scowling (like the surly dog I was). Cited from Martin Conisby's Vengeance, by Jeffery Farnol
  • The little dog made good its retreat as fast as three legs would carry it, and the surly dog, having swam ashore, retired sulkily, with his tail very much between his legs. Cited from The Dog Crusoe and his Master, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • "Is the temper like a surly dog, then?" cried Andrew, laughing mockingly. Cited from In Honour's Cause, by George Manville Fenn
  • The little dog made good its retreat as fast as three legs would carry it; and the surly dog, having swum ashore, retired sulkily, with his tail very much between his legs. Cited from The Dog Crusoe and His Master, by Robert Michael Ballantyne
  • Taking a box of cigarettes from his pocket he leisurely lit one of them, and looking at the gray curl of smoke dissolve before him he grinned like a big, surly dog. Cited from Mother, by Maxim Gorky
  • The beautiful white greyhound's mocking treatment of the surly dog on the chain then follows, and other pretty scenes and adventures, until after some mishaps and much trouble the cowslip ball is at length completed. Cited from Afoot in England, by W.H. Hudson
  • With one final twinge of doubt -- the task of placating this surly dog was anything but inviting -- the American strode to the boat and climbed in, taking the stern seat. Cited from The Black Bag, by Louis Joseph Vance
  • My father had a surly dog, who was devoted to him, but unfriendly to every one else, and when he came back from the "Beagle" voyage, the dog remembered him, but in a curious way, which my father was fond of telling. Cited from Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I
  • When her cross, gouty, phthisicy, fidgety old husband lay sick for three whole months, she nursed him so patiently that people wondered if it could be she loved the SURLY DOG, and one woman, bolder than the others, asked her if she did. Cited from Darkness and Daylight, by Mary J. Holmes
  • I heard the men swarming up from the 'tween-decks abaft the forecastle; and presently my pock-marked friend of the repulsive countenance but kindly eye, descended into the forecastle to the relief of the surly dog who had handed me the soup. Cited from The Log of a Privateersman, by Harry Collingwood
  • Never was there such a proud, happy little woman as Meliora Vanbrugh on the first Monday and Tuesday in April, when at least a dozen carriages usually rolled down the muddy lane, and the great surly dog, kennelled under the mulberry-tree, was never silent "from morn till dewy eve." Cited from Olive, by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • He thought of Gideon Rand, and of the great casks of tobacco which he and his father used to roll; of the old, strong horses, and of a lean and surly dog that they had owned; of the slow journeys, and of their fires at night, beneath the gum and the pine, beside wastes of broom sedge. Cited from Lewis Rand, by Mary Johnston