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2 CAV-, a dog: ater alienus, T.: acer, H.: canes venatici: obscena, shameless, V.: Echidnea, i. e. Cerberus, O.: caeruleis canibus resonantia saxa, the barking mouths (of Scylla), V.: Infernae canes, the dogs of Hecate, H.Sing collect.: trudit multā cane Apros, a pack, H.—Provv.: cane peius et angui vitare aliquid, H.: canis a corio numquam absterrebitur uncto, will never be frightened from the greasy hide, H.: canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet, his bark is worse than his bite, Cu.—Fig., a term of reproach, dog, T.; of a backbiter, H.; of a miser, H.; of parasites: multa canibus suis (opus esse).—Meton., the constellation, the Dog (canis maior, or Sirius; and canis minor, or Procyon): adverso cedens Canis occidit astro, i. e. goes down backwards, V.—In play, the worst throw (of dice), dog-throw (opp. Venus), O., Pr.

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