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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.
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Earlier this year, Oracle announced that the Bloodhound Project selected Oracle Cloud to collect, analyze, and broadcast data from more than 500 real-time sensors installed on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car to classrooms around the world.
Jackson did the work for years, he is just one of several trainees who are learning to handle bloodhounds purchased from fellow Phillipston Police Officer Billy Chapman.
Her heart-broken daughters Orla and Louise said the delay in calling out a trained bloodhound to search for their mum could have contributed to her death.
The Bloodhound Supersonic Car will be put through its paces at Newquay Airport on October 3 and will be the biggest rocket test in the UK in 20 years.
Cambra said that if Ross had not offered her services, volunteer bloodhound handlers would have been called in to help look for the boy.
Some groups have trained their bloodhounds to return to the handler and provide an alert upon determining that no matching scent is present in the area.
The Bloodhounds provide aggressive target presentations in support of test and evaluation flights and fleet training sorties around the world, with the QF-4 flown in NOLO (no on board live operator) configuration by a pilot at a remote ground station.
All About My Mother, the sensational new riff on Eve from Pedro Almodovar, has everything but the bloodhounds.
Dogs have an extraordinary number of olfactory sensory cells (220 million in a sheep dog, compared to 6-10 million in humans), enabling them to smell 44-100 times better than human beings/Although law enforcement agencies have used a number of breeds in police work, the bloodhound, with its keen sense of smell and innate determination, remains the best suited for locating individuals and evidence.
Because bloodhounds have a much stronger sense of smell than the German Shepherds police forces have used for 50 years, Malcolm reckons they are much more efficient.
Four divisions use canine help: tactical K-9 dogs that catch fleeing suspects; narcotics dogs that sniff out drugs; bloodhounds that can track people months after they've disappeared; and arson/explosives dogs that search for bombs and explore burned areas.
From where the 1989 black Nissan Maxima was left on Chilcot Street, sheriff's bloodhounds sniffed out a possible trail left by the suspect to the Olive Square Market on Olive Street.