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 Dog-watch.Dog-whipping Day. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dog-whipper (A).
A beadle who whips all dogs from the precincts of a church. At one time there was a church officer so called. Even so recently as 1856 Mr. John Pickard was appointed “dog-whipper” in Exeter Cathedral, “in the room of Mr. Charles Reynolds, deceased.” (Exeter Gazette.)   1

 Dog-watch.Dog-whipping Day. 

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