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Dogging a Door

Emily in San Diego, California, wonders about the phrase to dog, meaning “to close and secure” as in to dog a door. In a nautical context, the phrase dog the hatches means to secure them with a bolt or handle designed for that purpose...


pap  v.— «“The paps,” as the freelance and tabloid snappers are known, are always manoeuvring for the embarrassing disclosure, just as Bennett’s dogging of the mounted monarch was in the hope of photographing her falling off...

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