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Dog vs. Sheep

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Dog

The domestic dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf. The dog derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern grey wolf is the dog's nearest living relative.
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Sheep

Sheep (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates.
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Dog

A domesticated carnivorous mammal (Canis familiaris syn. Canis lupus subsp. familiaris) occurring as a wide variety of breeds, many of which are traditionally used for hunting, herding, drawing sleds, and other tasks, and are kept as pets.
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Sheep

A domesticated ruminant mammal (Ovis aries) having a thick coat, raised in many breeds for its wool, edible flesh, or hide.
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Dog

Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, such as the dingo.
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Sheep

Any of various wild ruminant mammals related to and resembling the domestic sheep, such as the aoudad, bighorn sheep, and mouflon.
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Dog

A male animal of the family Canidae, especially of a fox or a domesticated breed.
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Sheep

Leather made from the skin of one of these animals.
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Dog

Any of various other animals, such as the prairie dog.
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Sheep

A person regarded as timid, weak, or submissive.
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Dog

A person
You won, you lucky dog.
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Sheep

One who is easily swayed or led.
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Dog

A person regarded as contemptible
You stole my watch, you dog.
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Sheep

(countable) A woolly ruminant of the genus Ovis.
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Dog

A person regarded as unattractive or uninteresting.
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Sheep

The domestic Ovies aries, the most well known species of Ovis.
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Dog

Something of inferior or low quality
"The President had read the speech to some of his friends and they told him it was a dog" (John P. Roche).
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Sheep

(countable) A timid, shy person who is easily led by others.
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Dog

An investment that produces a low return or a loss.
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Sheep

A religious adherent, a member of a congregation or religious community (compare flock).
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Dog

Dogs(Slang) The feet.
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Sheep

(uncountable) Sheepskin leather.
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Dog

See andiron.
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Sheep

A person who is easily understood by a speech recognition system; contrasted with goat.
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Dog

(Slang) A hot dog; a wiener.
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Sheep

Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus Ovis, native of the higher mountains of both hemispheres, but most numerous in Asia.
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Dog

Any of various hooked or U-shaped metallic devices used for gripping or holding heavy objects.
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Sheep

A weak, bashful, silly fellow.
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Dog

(Astronomy) A sundog.
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Sheep

Fig.: The people of God, as being under the government and protection of Christ, the great Shepherd.
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Dog

Totally; completely. Often used in combination
Dog-tired.
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Sheep

Woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
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Dog

To track or trail persistently
"A stranger then is still dogging us" (Arthur Conan Doyle).
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Sheep

A timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon
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Dog

To hold or fasten with a mechanical device
"Watertight doors and hatches were dropped into place and dogged down to give the ship full watertight integrity" (Tom Clancy).
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Sheep

A docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision;
His students followed him like sheep
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Dog

To be persistently or inescapably associated with
Questions about his youthful indiscretions dogged him throughout his career.
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Dog

To be recurrently or persistently in the mind; haunt
Despair dogged him in his final years.
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Dog

A mammal of the family Canidae:
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Dog

The species Canis familiaris (sometimes designated Canis lupus familiaris), domesticated for thousands of years and of highly variable appearance because of human breeding.
The dog barked all night long.
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Dog

Any member of the family Canidae, including domestic dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals, foxes, and their relatives extant and extinct; canid.
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Dog

A male dog, wolf, or fox, as opposed to a bitch or vixen.
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Dog

The meat of this animal, eaten as food:
Did you know that in South Korea, they eat dog?
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Dog

A person:
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Dog

A dull, unattractive girl or woman.
She’s a real dog.
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Dog

(slang) A man, guy, chap.
You lucky dog!
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Dog

(derogatory) Someone who is cowardly, worthless, or morally reprehensible.
Come back and fight, you dogs!
You dirty dog.
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Dog

(slang) A sexually aggressive man.
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Dog

A mechanical device or support:
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Dog

Any of various mechanical devices for holding, gripping, or fastening something, particularly with a tooth-like projection.
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Dog

A click or pallet adapted to engage the teeth of a ratchet wheel, to restrain the back action.
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Dog

A metal support for logs in a fireplace.
The dogs were too hot to touch.
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Dog

(cartomancy) The eighteenth Lenormand card.
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Dog

A hot dog: a frankfurter, wiener, or similar sausage; or a sandwich made from this.
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Dog

Underdog.
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Dog

Foot.
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Dog

(Cockney rhyming slang) (from "dog and bone") Phone or mobile phone.
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Dog

One of the cones used to divide up a racetrack when training horses.
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Dog

(informal) Something that performs poorly.
That modification turned his Dodge hemi into a dog.
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Dog

(film) A flop; a film that performs poorly at the box office.
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Dog

(transitive) To pursue with the intent to catch.
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Dog

(transitive) To follow in an annoying or harassing way.
The woman cursed him so that trouble would dog his every step.
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Dog

To fasten a hatch securely.
It is very important to dog down these hatches.
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Dog

To watch, or participate, in sexual activity in a public place.
I admit that I like to dog at my local country park.
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Dog

To intentionally restrict one's productivity as employee; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished.
A surprise inspection of the night shift found that some workers were dogging it.
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Dog

(transitive) To criticize.
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Dog

To divide (a watch) with a comrade.
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Dog

(slang) Of inferior quality; dogshit.
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Dog

A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (Canis familiaris).
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Dog

A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.
What is thy servant, which is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?
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Dog

A fellow; - used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog.
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Dog

One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Dog Star (Sirius).
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Dog

An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.
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Dog

A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.
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Dog

An ugly or crude person, especially an ugly woman.
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Dog

A hot dog.
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Dog

To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity.
I have been pursued, dogged, and waylaid.
Your sins will dog you, pursue you.
Eager ill-bred petitioners, who do not so properly supplicate as hunt the person whom they address to, dogging him from place to place, till they even extort an answer to their rude requests.
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Dog

A member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds;
The dog barked all night
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Dog

A dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman;
She got a reputation as a frump
She's a real dog
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Dog

Informal term for a man;
You lucky dog
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Dog

Someone who is morally reprehensible;
You dirty dog
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Dog

A smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
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Dog

A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
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Dog

Metal supports for logs in a fireplace;
The andirons were too hot to touch
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Dog

Go after with the intent to catch;
The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
The dog chased the rabbit
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