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Isle of. a district in the East End of London, bounded on three sides by the River Thames

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Dogs

Argos
Odysseus’ pet, recognizes him after an absence of twenty years. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey 17:298]3
Asta
the thin man’s dog. [Am. Lit.: The Thin Man]
Balthasar
almost a Pomeranian, companion of Jolyon Forsyte at Robin Hill. [Br. Lit.: “Indian Summer of a Forsyte” ]
barghest
monstrous goblin-dog, a nocturnal specter portending death. [Br. Folklore: EB (1963) III, 110]
Boatswain
Byron’s favorite dog. [Br. Hist.: Harvey, 239]
Buck
after murder of his master, leads wolf pack. [Am. Lit.: The Call of the Wild]
Bullet Roy Rogers’
dog. [TV: “The Roy Rogers Show” in Terrace, II, 260]
Bull’s-eye
Bill Sykes’s dog. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
Cerberus
three-headed beast guarding gates of hell. [Classical Myth.: Zimmerman, 55–56]
Charley
elderly poodle that accompanied Steinbeck on trip across U.S. [Am. Lit.: John Steinbeck Travels with Charley in Weiss, 471]
Checkers
Richard Nixon’s cocker spaniel; used in his defense of slush fund (1952). [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
Diogenes
Dr. Blimber’s clumsy dog. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Dominic
hound who travels widely. [Children’s Lit.: Dominic]
Fala
Franklin Roosevelt’s dog. [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
Flopit
small, majestically self-important, and smelling of violets. [Am. Lit.: Booth Tarkington Seventeen in Magill I, 882]
Flush
Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel, subject of a biography. [Br. Lit.: Woolf Flush in Barnhart, 446]
Gelert
greyhound slain by its master for killing his baby; he discovers that Gelert had killed a wolf menacing the child, who is found safe. [Eng. Ballad: Beddgelert in Brewer Dictionary, 93]
Hound of the Baskervilles
gigantic “fiend dog” of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tale. [Br. Lit.: The Hound of the Baskervilles]
Jip
Dora’s little pet, lives in a tiny pagoda. [Br. Lit.: Dickens David Copperf eld]
Lassie
canine star of popular film and TV series. [TV: Terrace, II, 13–15; Radio: Buxton, 135]
Marmaduke
floppy, self-centered, playful Great Dane. [Comics: Marmaduke]
Mauthe Doog
ghostly black spaniel that haunted Peel Castle. [Br. Folklore: Benét, 649]
Montmorency
companion on Thames boat trip. [Br. Lit.: Jerome Three Men in a Boat in Magill II, 1018]
Nana
Newfoundland, nurse to the children. [Br. Lit.: J. M. Barrie Peter Pan]
Peritas
Alexander the Great’s dog. [Gk. Hist.: Harvey, 239]
Rin-Tin-Tin
early film hero; German shepherd. [Radio: Buxton, 200]
Sandy
Little Orphan Annie’s dog. [Comics: “Little Orphan Annie” in Horn, 459]
Snoopy
world’s most famous beagle. [Comics: “Peanuts” in Horn, 542]
Spot
dog accompanying Sally, Dick, and Jane in primers. [Am. Cult.: Misc.]
Toto
pet terrier who accompanies Dorothy to Oz. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
References in classic literature ?
There was no noise now; even the dogs were quiet, and seemed to know that something was wrong.
If you go into the first room, you will see a great chest in the middle of the floor with a dog sitting upon it; he has eyes as large as saucers, but you needn't trouble about him.
he said, laying such an emphasis on "my friends" that several of the dogs rolled over helplessly on their backs and began to lick Bruno's feet.
That month the hot weather shut down in earnest, and the dogs slept in the bathroom on the cool wet bricks where the bath is placed.
This travelling was done with dog-sleighs, twenty and thirty miles a day, or sometimes down the coast in big skin "woman-boats," when the dogs and the babies lay among the feet of the rowers, and the women sang songs as they glided from cape to cape over the glassy, cold waters.
Anyone who knows canine nature need hardly, be told that, by this time, all the other dogs in the place were fighting as if their hearths and homes depended on the fray.
A piece of dry birch bark started the fire, and Daylight went ahead with the cooking while the Indian unloaded the sled and fed the dogs their ration of dried fish.
As these were the only dogs, besides his brothers and sisters and the several eruptions of strange bush-dogs that Jerry knew, it did not enter his head otherwise than that this was the way of dogs, male and female, wedded and faithful.
That was why he made, in odd moments of off-duty, turtle-shell combs and hair ornaments for profit, and was prettily crooked in such a matter as stealing another man's dog.
At the fall of darkness they swung the dogs into a cluster of spruce trees on the edge of the waterway and made a camp.
Sometimes I lie still a long time, looking at the dog as earnestly as the dog looks at me--I always leave the light going.
A low growl greeted such approach; if any one had the hardihood to come nearer, the lips lifted, the naked fangs appeared, and the growl became a snarl - a snarl so terrible and malignant that it awed the stoutest of them, as it likewise awed the farmers' dogs that knew ordinary dog- snarling, but had never seen wolf-snarling before.