What do you mean by pestering me to come to this dog-kennel
of a place?
An empty dog-kennel
, some bones of animals, fragments of iron hoops, and staves of old casks, lay strewn about, but no life was stirring there.
It might have been a dog-kennel
without a drinking-pan.
This was so greatly increased whenever she was in company with Tom, that had he not been very young and thoughtless, he must have observed it: or had not Mr Western's thoughts been generally either in the field, the stable, or the dog-kennel
, it might have perhaps created some jealousy in him: but so far was the good gentleman from entertaining any such suspicions, that he gave Tom every opportunity with his daughter which any lover could have wished; and this Tom innocently improved to better advantage, by following only the dictates of his natural gallantry and good-nature, than he might perhaps have done had he had the deepest designs on the young lady.
In the height of his ecstasy, Mr Quilp had like to have met with a disagreeable check, for rolling very near a broken dog-kennel
, there leapt forth a large fierce dog, who, but that his chain was of the shortest, would have given him a disagreeable salute.