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Eskimo dog

  

      n   a large powerful breed of sled dog with a long thick coat and curled tail  
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Eskimo  
      n  
1    pl   , -mos, -mo   a member of a group of peoples inhabiting N Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and E Siberia, having a material culture adapted to an extremely cold climate  
2    the language of these peoples  
3    a family of languages that includes Eskimo and Aleut  
      adj  
4    relating to, denoting, or characteristic of the Eskimos,   (Former spelling)    Esquimau      See also       Inuit       Inuktitut  
     (C18 Esquimawes: related to Abnaki esquimantsic eaters of raw flesh)  
Eskimo is considered by many people to be offensive, and in North America the term Inuit is often used  


Caribou Eskimo  
      n   a member of any of the Inuit peoples who inhabit the Barren Lands of N Canada  
Eskimo dog  
      n   a large powerful breed of sled dog with a long thick coat and curled tail  

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n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
exp.
The duck's nuts, the best, the top.
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
n.
award for the best dog in a dog show
At French dog shows they use the English expression
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
id.
rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."

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