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 for survey of dogs
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Regard \Re*gard"\, n. [F. regard See Regard, v. t.]
     1. A look; aspect directed to another; view; gaze.
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              But her, with stern regard, he thus repelled.
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     2. Attention of the mind with a feeling of interest;
        observation; heed; notice.
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              Full many a lady
              I have eyed with best regard.         --Shak.
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     3. That view of the mind which springs from perception of
        value, estimable qualities, or anything that excites
        admiration; respect; esteem; reverence; affection; as, to
        have a high regard for a person; -- often in the plural.
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              He has rendered himself worthy of their most
              favorable regards.                    --A. Smith.
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              Save the long-sought regards of woman, nothing is
              sweeter than those marks of childish preference.
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     4. State of being regarded, whether favorably or otherwise;
        estimation; repute; note; account.
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              A man of meanest regard amongst them, neither having
              wealth or power.                      --Spenser.
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     5. Consideration; thought; reflection; heed.
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              Sad pause and deep regard become the sage. --Shak.
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     6. Matter for consideration; account; condition. [Obs.]
        "Reason full of good regard." --Shak.
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     7. Respect; relation; reference.
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              Persuade them to pursue and persevere in virtue,
              with regard to themselves; in justice and goodness
              with regard to their neighbors; and piefy toward
              God.                                  --I. Watts.
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     Note: The phrase in regard of was formerly used as equivalent
           in meaning to on account of, but in modern usage is
           often improperly substituted for in respect to, or in
           regard to. --G. P. Marsh.
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                 Change was thought necessary in regard of the
                 injury the church did receive by a number of
                 things then in use.                --Hooker.
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                 In regard of its security, it had a great
                 advantage over the bandboxes.      --Dickens.
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     8. Object of sight; scene; view; aspect. [R.]
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              Throw out our eyes for brave Othello,
              Even till we make the main and the aerial blue
              An indistinct regard.                 --Shak.
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     9. (O.Eng.Law) Supervision; inspection.
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     At regard of, in consideration of; in comparison with.
        [Obs.] "Bodily penance is but short and little at regard
        of the pains of hell." --Chaucer.
     Court of regard, a forest court formerly held in England
        every third year for the lawing, or expeditation, of dogs,
        to prevent them from running after deer; -- called also
        survey of dogs. --Blackstone.
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     Syn: Respect; consideration; notice; observance; heed; care;
          concern; estimation; esteem; attachment; reverence.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Survey \Sur"vey\, n. [Formerly accentuated universally on the
     last syllable, and still so accented by many speakers.]
     1. The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.
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              Under his proud survey the city lies. --Sir J.
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     2. A particular view; an examination, especially an official
        examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing,
        with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or
        quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of
        roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.
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     3. The operation of finding the contour, dimensions,
        position, or other particulars of, as any part of the
        earth's surface, whether land or water; also, a measured
        plan and description of any portion of country, or of a
        road or line through it.
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     Survey of dogs. See Court of regard, under Regard.
     Trigonometrical survey, a survey of a portion of country by
        measuring a single base, and connecting it with various
        points in the tract surveyed by a series of triangles, the
        angles of which are carefully measured, the relative
        positions and distances of all parts being computed from
        these data.
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     Syn: Review; retrospect; examination; prospect.
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