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circa 1552, in the meaning defined above
translation of Latin littera canina; from the fancied resemblance of the trilled r to the growl of a dog
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“Dog's letter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog%27s%20letter. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.
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