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An Architectural Detail with Text in French

I know how you all love these, but I'll try anyway because I'm that curious...

The following appears on the post office in Québec City's old town:

"I am a dog that... does what?"


I assume that it starts with "I am a dog that gnaws. In gnawing I take my rest." Even if that much is correct, I can't figure out the remainder. (I've never studied French, and I'm not even sure I always correctly guess where one word ends and another one begins in this... passage .)
Tags: french, translation request
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  • Website section title

    Hello friendly linguaphiles! I'm trying to come up with a title for a website section. The section will list some of the work that an artist was…

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    A coworker gave my dad this bottle of vodka (it has grass in it!), and I'm dying to know what the text says. Can anyone help?

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