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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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When you listen to the album it is easy to draw comparisons between the band and the likes of Blood Hound Gang, Blink 182 and Green Day.
I met Murder on the way- He had a mask like Castlereagh-- Very smooth he looked, yet grim; Seven blood hounds followed him: (this line refers to the seven countries that England was quite prepared to allow to continue in the slave trade, as part of the agreement concluding the Napoleonic Wars).
These hunters use blood hounds to track human scent instead of dead animals.
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SANTA CLARITA - A 10-year-old Castaic boy who had been experimenting with fire was linked to a $1 million blaze at a construction site after blood hounds picked up his scent, a fire investigator said Friday.