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prairie dog

  

      n   any of several gregarious sciurine rodents of the genus Cynomys, such as C. ludovicianus, that live in large complex burrows in the prairies of North America,   (Also called)    prairie marmot  
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prairie  
      n   often pl   a treeless grassy plain of the central U.S. and S Canada  
   Compare       pampas       steppe       savanna  
     (C18: from French, from Old French praierie, from Latin pratum meadow)  


prairie chicken   , fowl, grouse, hen  
      n   either of two mottled brown-and-white grouse, Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus, of North America  
prairie dog  
      n   any of several gregarious sciurine rodents of the genus Cynomys, such as C. ludovicianus, that live in large complex burrows in the prairies of North America,   (Also called)    prairie marmot  
prairie oyster  
      n  
1    a drink consisting of raw unbeaten egg, vinegar or Worcester sauce (Worcester oyster), salt, and pepper: a supposed cure for a hangover  
2    the testicles of a bull calf cooked and eaten  
Prairie Provinces  
      pl n   the Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, which lie in the N Great Plains region of North America: the chief wheat and petroleum producing area of Canada  
prairie schooner  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   a horse-drawn covered wagon similar to but smaller than a Conestoga wagon, used in the 19th century to cross the prairies of North America  
prairie soil  
      n   a soil type occurring in temperate areas formerly under prairie grasses and characterized by a black A horizon, rich in plant foods  
prairie turnip  
      n      another name for       breadroot  
prairie wolf  
      n      another name for       coyote       1  

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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
n.
something or someone that is regarded as outstanding, extremely good ; the best ; the cream ; the quintessence ; the jewel ; the top ; the bee's knees ; the cat's pyjamas
[UK];[Slang] Refers to the dog's habit of licking its testicles. By extension (and not without humor) the latter probably taste good! Ex: Among their albums,"master of puppets" is likely the dog's bullocks!
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
n.
sentence containing all letters of a given alphabet at least once.The canonical example in English is: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog'.
A perfect pangram contains each letter of the alphabet just once and thus is far more difficult to come up with. The best seems to be: 'Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx'.
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
id.
rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
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