dog-eared dog-eared

Definition(s):

  • (adj) worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down

Usage(s):

  1. His shirtsleeves were rolled up, and he flipped me a dog-eared basketball autographed by Lenny Wilkens.
  2. Stall owners, each armed with a dog-eared copy of an orchid encyclopedia, call out to passersby, extolling the virtues of each variety.
  3. These stories, filled with innocence, humor and wonder, will make girls and boys consume them with glee, until the books become dog-eared and swollen with rain.

News

  • ‘What do I wear to a hijacking?’

    The Skies Belong to Us Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking By Brendan I. Koerner Crown Publishers On June 2, 1972, a disturbed Vietnam veteran named Roger Holder packed the following items into a briefcase: “an alarm clock, a dog-eared copy of Madame Blavatsky’s ‘The Secret...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "A speed-reading bookaholic, TR called his dog-eared traveling volumes 'The Pigskin Library' because they had waterproof covers," Brinkley said in an e-mail message.
    on Aug 7, 2009 By: Douglas Brinkley Source: New York Times

  2. "There's something about the fact that when you see a copy of it, it's usually dog-eared and been passed around," Crowe says, comparing it to old vinyl records. "I like that it's very personal and kind of a keepsake. In this world where...
    on Feb 12, 2007 By: Cameron Crowe Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "He is a pro," Keillor says. "If you are promoting a book of yours, he will have read it, dog-eared it, underlined it heavily, will be prepared to lead a seminar on it. That sweet growl of his is instantly recognisable to anybody who has ever...
    on Nov 26, 2004 By: Garrison Keillor Source: guardian.co.uk

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