mastiff

Part of speech: noun

A large watch dog.

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Usage examples "mastiff":

  1. Slipping them off, and taking them in my left hand, I stood up, and tried a step towards the stairs, with eyes alert for any movement of the mastiff; but he never stirred. - "I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. Then, changing my mind, I stepped over the mastiff, and ran up the staircase. - "I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. Pierre, with rather a vague idea of what he was going to do, had rushed to the attack among the foremost, and had plunged headlong over the body of the dead mastiff. - "The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage", Charles G. D. Roberts.