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A large island off the east coast of Canada, at the mouth of the St Lawrence River. In 1949 it was united with Labrador (as Newfoundland and Labrador) to form a province of Canada.
A dog of a very large breed with a thick coarse coat.
- ‘The two Newfoundland dogs are regular fixtures at the pelican crossing near the school where retired Hampshire policeman Tony works on weekdays - so much so that they are said to be part of the school.’
- ‘Curly is a cheerful Newfoundland dog purchased by Francois and Perrault, whom Buck first meets aboard the Narwhal.’
- ‘Even Lewis's Newfoundland dog, Seaman, suffered from needle grass barbs.’
- ‘The Missouri was remarkable for its ‘sinuosity’; it meandered over a wide bottom, ever sculpting the valley environment for a wonderful diversity of wildlife, including blue catfish larger than a Newfoundland dog.’
- ‘Overall it looked like a great snake, a large Newfoundland dog, a steam yacht (although traveling too fast to be one), a horse, a Florida manatee, a submarine periscope, a whale, etc., etc.’
- ‘I met with one of the most extraordinary phenomena that I ever saw, or heard of: - Mr Sellers has in his yard a large Newfoundland dog, and an old raven.’
- ‘The book details the expedition's planning, its adventures and discoveries, and its aftermath, focusing especially on the exploits of Seaman, Meriweather Lewis's Newfoundland dog.’
- ‘Suddenly, Jupiter opens the front door of the house and an enormous Newfoundland dog runs inside and happily jumps upon the narrator, licking his face eagerly.’
- ‘Wendy, John and Michael are the children of Mr and Mrs Darling and their nurse is a Newfoundland dog called Nana.’
- ‘And no, I'm not a surly Canadian; the name just refers to my big, black Newfoundland dog.’
- ‘While there are no official numbers on how many Newfoundlands are certified in water search-and-recovery, Gundersen estimates there are less than 50 throughout the United States.’
- ‘It features Milo, a glorious Newfoundland dog, cradling another hapless victim of the turbulent waters off New England's Egg Rock lighthouse.’
- ‘This would be boring, if not for a cameo by a Newfoundland named Josh, last year's Westminster winner.’
- ‘A large black Newfoundland dog entered the room by walking in through the waterfall.’
- ‘He brought his son Jack, 12, along with their giant Newfoundland dog, Rose.’
- ‘Worton owner Christine Bodman's Newfoundland dog, Lobo, whose pedigree name is Sheridel Luciano of Acara, also did well, taking second place in the special junior section of his class.’
- ‘Swimming pools used Newfoundlands as lifeguards.’
- ‘I now sat, still in the blue evening gown I'd worn for the performance, covered in Band-Aids, curled in the beanbag chair in my living room, Schu, my loveable Newfoundland dog, collapsed at my feet.’
- ‘This has been the case with three of the Newfoundlands I've adopted, who've been wonderful, healthy pets.’
- ‘No, he's not a Newfoundland, but a small golden retriever mix.’
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