Examples from literature
- He tossed the dog-eared book to the sergeant.
- Jake picked up two ragged and dog-eared volumes from his table.
- Next he withdrew the book of verses and after that the country-store note-book with its dog-eared and age-yellowed pages.
- They made no answer, but when they returned for the empty dishes they left a couple of dog-eared magazines.
- While waiting, he walked over to the desk and turned over the leaves of the dog-eared register.