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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.
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The Three Counties Bloodhounds meeting sets off at noon today at Birchgrove RFC, Birchgrove, Swansea.
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.
THE daughters of pensioner Peggy Mangan claim she may be alive if a trained bloodhound had been used when she went missing.
The Bloodhound project is aimed to design and build a vehicle capable of shattering the 1,000 mph mark.
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' NP-3D Orions have the capability to track targets in support of various missions by using an extensive suite of sophisticated telemetry, radar and optical systems, in addition to flying fleet support missions.
The Holestone Farmers Bloodhounds, a hunt group from Ballyclare in Co Antrim, can safely boast the most bizarre twist on hunting anywhere around the globe.
All About My Mother, the sensational new riff on Eve from Pedro Almodovar, has everything but the bloodhounds. It has death, it has birth.
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.(6)
The three bloodhounds, all aged around three, were found by members of the public near Castlemorris, while the two labrador puppies, both aged around eight months, were found dumped in the north of the county.
"Believe it or not, bloodhounds are new technology," said Det Supt Martin Baker, who is heading the hunt for the killers.