Mon, Jan 10, 2005, 4:31pm email@example.com (firstjois) is
confused, and says:
I'm only part way down the list of dog houses you posted but I'm pretty
sure dog houses were supposed to be slightly off the ground and have an
entry like a snail's shell where the dog could turn the corner and be in
a wind proof area? Sound familiar to anyone? Like a black out photo
developing room, I guess, so by the time the dog turned a second corner
the wind/rain/ wouldn't be blasing down on him.
Ah, you missed it then. Most of these "dog houses" were obviously
designed by "artistes", not dog people. Esay to tell, because the
designs don't consider the dogs comfort, they mostly look like crap, and
the prices. Being "practical", therefore, is not a requirement, but
being in poor taste, and vastly overpriced, are.
From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)
artiste n : a public performer (a dancer or singer)
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)
Artiste \Ar*tiste"\, n. [F. See .] One peculiarly dexterous and
tasteful in almost any employment, as an opera dancer, a hairdresser, a
Note: This term should not be confounded with the English word artist.
There's one or two other definitions of the word, but they're
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