Definition for Carlo

Carlo, proper n. [L. < Germanic Karl, free man.]

Emily Dickinson's big brown dog (ca.1850-1865); canine who roamed outside with Dickinson; gift to Emily from her father, perhaps because Newfoundland dogs were famous for rescuing lost children; [allusions] main canine character in Ik Marvel's Reveries of a Bachelor; St. John River's dog in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre; [fig.] ally; mentor; instructor; “the noblest work of Art” (see ED letters).

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