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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"feet," 1913, from rhyming slang dog's meat.


n. 1 (plural of dog English) 2 (context slang US English) feet, from rhyming slang ''dog's meat''. (from early 20th c.) 3 (context usually with ''the'' English) a greyhound racing event. 4 (context nautical English) Fasteners securing a watertight hatch. vb. (en-third-person singular of: dog)

Dogs (British band)

Dogs were a post-punk-influenced rock band from London. They have toured with Paul Weller and Razorlight. Their first album, Turn Against This Land, released on 19 September 2005, was recorded at Sawmills Studio in Cornwall, produced by John Cornfield. It was released by Island records and received critical acclaim from the UK press. It contained the singles "London Bridge/End of an Era" (double A-side), " Tuned to a Different Station" and "Selfish Ways" each charting in the UK chart top 40. Dogs returned during 2007, under Weekender Records, with three singles: " Soldier On (Dogs song)", followed by "This Stone Is a Bullet" and thirdly " Dirty Little Shop", released on 18 June 2007. The song " Chained to No-One" was released at the end of 2007 as a download-only single.

The band released their second album, Tall Stories from Under the Table on 25 June 2007. On 19 November 2008 it was announced that original drummer, Rich Mitchell had left the band amicably to join the band Chapel Club and a replacement found in Paul Warren. On 18 August 2009 it was announced that rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist, Luciano Vargas, had left the band amicably to pursue a family lifestyle. Luciano's replacement was found in rhythm guitarist Kevin Iverson, previously frontman of the band Springtide Cavalry. Iverson announced in December 2010 that he would be leaving Dogs for personal reasons.

The band released an EP on 14 June 2010, entitled We Are The Dogs, released independently without any label or PR output. Also, in early 2011, Dogs released a free seven track EP through their Facebook page entitled 'Fly Like Eagles'. On the 21 June 2011, lead singer Johnny Cooke announced that the band were separating via a message on their official forum.

On 11th May 2007 a concert was recorded at the Weekender Club in Innsbruck Austria. A double LP + CD will be released on November 4th 2016 of this concert.

Dogs (Pink Floyd song)

"Dogs" (originally composed as "You've Got to Be Crazy") is a song by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released on the album Animals in 1977. This song was one of several to be considered for the band's "best of" album Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd.

Dogs (Nina Nastasia album)

Dogs is the first album by American singer-songwriter Nina Nastasia. It was originally released in 2000 by Socialist Records and re-released in 2004 by Touch and Go Records.

John Peel has described the album as "astonishing".
Engineer Steve Albini has described it as one of the albums he is the most proud of, as well as one of his personal favorites:

"In the process of making a record, you hear it so many times that the charms of even the best of them can wear off through over-exposure. On rare occasions, records I've worked on have withstood this scrutiny and ended up being personal favorites. Nina Nastasia's 'Dogs' is a record so simultaneously unassuming and grandiose that I can't really describe it, except in terms that would make it (and me) sound silly. Of the couple thousand records I've been involved with, this is one of my favourites, and one that I'm proud to be associated with."

Dogs (French band)

Dogs are a French rock band from Rouen formed in 1973.

Dogs (manga)

is a Japanese manga series by Shirow Miwa. The first manga of the series was published in 2001 as Dogs: Stray Dogs Howling in the Dark'' (Dogs: Prelude'' in the English version published by Viz Media). In 2005, a manga sequel began serialization in the manga magazine Ultra Jump as Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, continuing the storyline. The Dogs: Prelude manga volume has been adapted into a two-volume original video animation series (OVA) by David Production in 2009.

Dogs (Damien Rice song)

"Dogs" is the third single from Damien Rice's second album 9. The single was released in Ireland as a digital download on 24 August 2007, then in the UK on 17 September 2007, where it charted at number 88. The single is the first release since Damien and Lisa Hannigan parted ways. The single mix for the song is much more upbeat and has noticeable drum beats.

Dogs (Beware of Safety album)

dogs is the first studio album by American post rock band Beware of Safety. It was released in 2009.

Dogs (1976 film)

Dogs is a supernatural horror film directed by Burt Brinckerhoff about a pack of dogs that go on a killing spree.

Dogs (2016 film)

Dogs is a 2016 Romanian drama film directed by Bogdan Mirică. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. It is Mirică's directorial debut.

Dogs (The Who song)

"Dogs" is a UK single released by The Who in June 1968. It reached number 25 on the UK singles chart, lower than any single the band had released in several years. The B-side of the UK single was " Call Me Lightning". Both songs were originally released mixed in mono only, as they were not intended for album release.

The lyrics of "Dogs" were inspired by Townshend's friend Chris Morphet who had a fascination with greyhound racing. Morphet contributes harmonica and backing vocals. It was recorded at London's Advision Studios in May 1968. Townshend booked this studio as it was the first in the UK to install professional reel-to-reel eight-track equipment. Prior to this The Who had only recorded in the U.K. at studios with a maximum of four tracks.

Uncut magazine describes the song as "mockney music-hall." The lyrics describe a love story set at a dog rate track and deal with such working-class activities as gambling, drinking beer and eating meat pies. Uncut praised its whimsy, imaginative arrangement and "tumultuous rhythm." Who biographer John Atkins praises its "soaring melodies, interesting chord changes and irresistible hook lines" and particularly praises "one really tremendous descending melody" at the 2:28 mark. Atkins claims that it is "probably the most underrated song ever released by The Who" and goes so far as to state that it "can be seen as a masterpiece of 1960s pop." On the contrary, author Mat Snow described the song as "amusing and zany but melodically unfocused."

The song was not a major commercial success at the time of its release, perhaps because of its rather bizarre and campy style. Several commentators have suggested that the song was influenced by the music of the Small Faces, particularly their song " Lazy Sunday," which had been a recent hit. Entwistle later said that it sounded much more like the Small Faces and suggested that it would have perhaps been better for both groups if they had recorded it instead. Roger Daltrey concurred, stating that the song was Pete Townshend's "tribute to Ronnie Lane" and that "it’d have been better if Pete had just given the song to Ronnie in the first place. As a Who record, it was all a bit frivolous for me.” Pete said in the notes to the 1974 LP Odds & Sods that this was one of the songs recorded during a period when the group went "slightly mad." The song contains both singing and spoken sections and has vocal contributions from three members of the group, Roger, Pete and John. It includes the memorable closing phrase, "Nice dog, yes, lovely form, lovely buttocks", spoken by Pete.

A subsequent song "Dogs (Part Two)" was later released as the B-side of " Pinball Wizard" in 1969. Despite the titles the two songs are musically unrelated. "Dogs (Part Two)" is an instrumental credited to Keith Moon. Both "Dogs" songs were included on the 1987 U.S. collection Two's Missing. That album is out of print, but "Dogs" is available in a 1990s era stereo remix on the box set 30 Years of Maximum R&B; a stereo mix of "Dogs (Part Two)" was included on the bonus disc of the Tommy deluxe edition in 2003. It was once again released in mono as it was included in the two-disc edition of The Who Hits 50!.

Usage examples of "dogs".

He was a very small gray and black German Shepherd with large ears and had an unusual characteristic: when the other dogs were all sitting at attention, little Bunkie usually sat up with his front legs off the ground like a prairie dog, so he would be as tall as the others.

Many people asked if they could adopt a dog when it was ready for discharge, giving us a reserve of possible homes, necessary because in many instances owners were unlocatable, dead or unwilling to take their dogs back.

After caring for the other heartworm-infested dogs, I soon became very sick myself, contracting dengue fever, also called breakbone fever.

There is no Disneyesque artifice in his account of the service of his brave dogs and their Marine handlers.

Our dogs, primarily Doberman Pinschers and German Shepherds, had been recruited from the civilian population with the promise that they be returned, intact, when the war ended.

After this initial acquisition, the Doberman Pinscher Club of America stepped in and persuaded the Corps that club members could provide, for free, all the dogs necessary for the duration of the war.

As Stewart walked down the row of crates containing dogs, a big Doberman suddenly charged the door of its cage, snarling and even biting the bars in frenzy.

The dogs trained in mine detection by the Marine Corps in World War II were all Doberman Pinschers.

The heroism of these war dogs is a perfect example of that devotion, earned by a kind and loving master, and I would recommend the book to anyone who loves, and admires, dogs.

Faithful gives an engrossing picture of the heroic men and dogs involved in the battle to recapture the island of Guam during WWII.

You feel as if you were there watching the dogs being trained and going into combat.

After the war was over, you find yourself cheering for the men who later fought military bureaucracy and misunderstanding to get these valiant dogs back to the families who volunteered them for service.

The sacrifice that our servicemen and service dogs endured during World War II will always be remembered in the hearts of the people of Guam.

I was with Always Faithful, not only because of the very stirring accounts of these superior dogs, but because of Captain Putney himself.

The civilian population has never been particularly appreciative of war dogs, preferring to exterminate them rather than pay to bring them home.