newfoundland

Part of speech: noun

A breed of large, water loving does that originated in New foundland.

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Usage examples "newfoundland":

  1. In a short time the rocky coast of Newfoundland rose on the larboard bow, and we stood along to the northward for Saint John's harbour, on the east coast. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  2. Why, he called his last Newfoundland dog Neptune; and do you think, Rosy, that your dear uncle would call his dog after an imaginary being? - "Jack Tier or The Florida Reef", James Fenimore Cooper.
  3. To him a bee, a bird, a flower, a tree was well- nigh as interesting as a man; yet men, women, and especially children took to him, as one takes to a Newfoundland dog, because, though capable of anger, he seemed incapable of contempt, and to be endowed with a sort of permanent wonder at things. - "The Freelands", John Galsworthy.