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 Dog-leech (A).Dog-sick. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dog-rose.
 
Botanical name, Cynorrhodosi.e. Greek kuno-rodon, dog-rose; so called because it was supposed to cure the bite of a mad dog (Rosa Canina, wild brier).   1
        “A morsu vero [i.e. of a mad dog] unicum remedium oraculo quodam nuper repertum, radix sylvestris rosæ, quæ cynorrhodos appellatur.”—Pliny: Natural History, viii. 63; xxv. 6.
 


 Dog-leech (A).Dog-sick. 

 
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