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bloodhound

Veterinary medicine
A breed of large dogs with long, pendulous ears and a keen sense of smell, which is used to track game or fugitives.

Sexology
A slang term for a person who engages in sexual activity during his or her partner’s menstrual period.

Vox populi
A relentless tracker or pursuer.

Bloodhound

a large, heavy bodied dog with loose skin folds around the face and head, and very long, pendulous ears. The coat is short and usually black and tan or red. The breed has a reputation as a scent hunter and is often used in the search for lost persons. Ectropion and entropion are common in the breed. Called also St. Hubert hound.
References in classic literature ?
Me and Huck's found Jubiter Dunlap's corpse all by ourselves with a bloodhound, after everybody else had quit hunting and given it up; and if it hadn't a been for us it never WOULD 'a' been found; and he WAS murdered too--they done it with a club or something like that; and I'm going to start in and find the murderer, next, and I bet I'll do it
Who can believe that animals closely resembling the Italian greyhound, the bloodhound, the bull-dog, or Blenheim spaniel, &c.
Our friend the bloodhound is hanging about the corner near the pillar-box; look through my window, it's dark in there, and tell me who he is.
Betteredge, the mastiff and the bloodhound have one great merit-- they are not likely to be troubled with your scruples about the sanctity of human life.
Instead of taking the footman, whose nose was human, and therefore useless in any emergency, I took the bloodhound with me.
He can manage me as he manages his wife and Laura, as he managed the bloodhound in the stable-yard, as he manages Sir Percival himself, every hour in the day.
As often as the little bell rang, he started and peeped out secretly, with the end of the little curtain in his hand and the rest before his face; evidently not at all satisfied but that the man he dreaded had tracked him through all his doublings and turnings, with the certainty of a terrible bloodhound.
Leaning back in the cab, this amateur bloodhound carolled away like a lark while I meditated upon the many-sidedness of the human mind.
He felt like a man holding a fierce bloodhound in leash.
First, however, Tyler will get a steak dinner, and Horny will call off the bloodhounds - literally.
As a result of this ploy, an overly inquisitive member of the Bloodhounds is found murdered on a padlocked houseboat with no other way in.
CARSON - Sheriff's deputies used bloodhounds Sunday in their search for a 10-year-old Carson boy missing since Saturday afternoon, a sheriff's spokesman said.