Part of speech: adjective

Of, pertaining to, or like a dog.

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Usage examples "canine":

  1. The room was cleared of all its canine occupants, save Kelpie, who Hugh insisted should remain, the mother resumed her knitting, and Adaline her book, while Hugh sat down before the blazing fire, and, with his hands crossed above his head, went on into a reverie, the nature of which his mother, who was watching him, could not guess; and when at last she asked of what he was thinking so intently, he made her no reply. - "Bad Hugh", Mary Jane Holmes.
  2. The left canine of the upper jaw was missing, and a portion of the lobe of the right ear was gone. - "The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories", Rudyard Kipling.
  3. Etienne did not dare wait to see its conclusion or help his canine protector, for the noise of the conflict was drawing all the English there; but he struggled back to the open, and ran along the inner edge of the wood, hoping to find another track through the morass. - "The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune", A. D. Crake.