Definition of Dog-ear

1. Noun. A corner of a page turned down to mark your place.

Group relationships: Page
Generic synonyms: Sign, Signal, Signaling



Definition of Dog-ear

1. Noun. folded corner of a page (as from a book or magazine, so as to mark one's place) ¹

2. Verb. To fold the corner of a book's page. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dog-ear

dog's-tongue
dog's-tooth check
dog's-tooth violet
dog's age
dog's bollocks
dog's breakfast
dog's breakfasts
dog's dinner
dog's letter
dog's life
dog's mercury
dog-and-pony show
dog-brier
dog-briers
dog-day cicada
dog-ear (current term)
dog-eared
dog-earing
dog-ears
dog-eat-dog
dog-faced
dog-fight
dog-fox
dog-foxes
dog-headed
dog-hearted
dog-iron
dog-paddle
dog-rose
dog-tired

Literary usage of Dog-ear

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nucleation of the Uncontaminated Atmosphere by Carl Barus (1906)
"He told her to pinch the dog's ear and see if it would howl like a real dog. The woman pinched the dog's ear and it howled like a dog. ..."

2. Traditions of the Caddo: Collected Under the Auspices of the Carnegie by George Amos Dorsey (1905)
"He told her to pinch the dog's ear and see if it would howl like a real dog. The woman pinched the dog's ear and it howled like a dog. ..."

3. Advanced Course of Composition and Rhetoric: A Series of Practial Lessons on by George Payn Quackenbos (1874)
"The words monk's-hood and dog's-ear will serve as examples of the second case mentioned in the rule. Leave out the hyphen, and we no longer have the ..."

4. Dictionary of Idiomatic English Phrases by James Main Dixon (1891)
"To dog-ear a book—to turn down time corners of its pages so that they resemble a ... P. They are quite young girls, who blot their books, dog-ear their ..."

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