Canis

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Canis

[′kā·nəs]
(vertebrate zoology)
The type genus of the dog family (Canidae), including dogs, wolves, and jackals.
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The rich and heavy festoons of cobweb, which it had cost a long ancestral succession of spiders their life's labor to spin and weave, had been carefully brushed away from the ceiling.
It throws its unobtrusive tinge throughout the room, with a faint ruddiness upon the walls and ceiling, and a reflected gleam upon the polish of the furniture.
No; moonlight was still, and this stirred; while I gazed, it glided up to the ceiling and quivered over my head.
it was beautiful - a splendid place carpeted with crimson, and crimson-covered chairs and tables, and a pure white ceiling bordered by gold, a shower of glass-drops hanging in silver chains from the centre, and shimmering with little soft tapers.
She glanced round the room with its high ceiling and shadowy corners and dim fire-light.
A' flesh is grass," continued the coachman, exhaling an additional puff of whisky, and looking up devoutly at the ceiling.
Cruncher looked at him then or afterwards, seemed to be concentrated on the ceiling of the court.
Jaggers, bending forward to look at the ground, and then throwing his head back to look at the ceiling, "what do you suppose you are living at the rate of?
How do you know it wasn't a drop of water falling off the ceiling on him?
The board, that made the ceiling, was to be lifted up and down by two hinges, to put in a bed ready furnished by her majesty's upholsterer, which Glumdalclitch took out every day to air, made it with her own hands, and letting it down at night, locked up the roof over me.
Lenepveu's copper ceiling, figures grinned and grimaced, laughed and jeered at MM.
The room was lighted by imprisoned rays of sunshine held between the ceiling proper and what appeared to be a ground-glass false ceiling a few inches below.