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Talk for a dog lover? (6)


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'talk' is the definition.
(I have seen 'Rapid talk ' mean 'patter' so perhaps 'talk' could also mean 'patter')

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(Other definitions for patter that I've seen before include "Rapid glib speech, perhaps from salesman" , "Salesperson's talk" , "Light repetitive sounds - little feet or rain" , "Quickly take steps" , "conjuror's monologue" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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