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hound

a hunting dog. There are two types: coursing hounds (Greyhound, Saluki, Afghan, Whippet) use their speed to hunt by eyesight, while tracking hounds (Bloodhound, Beagle, Foxhound) use scent.
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Everybody fed 'em everything on board ship, but they're real dainty hounds at bottom," the Governor explained.
Four delirious hunts of four minutes each--four hounds per fox--ended in four earths just above the river.
the unhappy maiden, with the hounds upon her track.
It passed by the blighted beech there," said Alleyne, pointing, "and the hounds were hard at its heels.
Know, base-born knave, that you have dared this day to stand in the path of one whose race have been the advisers of kings and the leaders of hosts, ere ever this vile crew of Norman robbers came into the land, or such half-blood hounds as you were let loose to preach that the thief should have his booty and the honest man should sin if he strove to win back his own.
He was interrupted by a long, loud, and piteous howl from the hound, which rose on the air of the evening, like the wailing of some spirit of the place, and passed off into the prairie, in cadences that rose and fell, like its own undulating surface.
The rock sweeps like mason-work, in a half-round, on both sides of the fall, and shelves over the bottom for fifty feet; so that when I’ve been sitting at the foot of the first pitch, and my hounds have run into the caverns behind the sheet of water, they’ve looked no bigger than so many rabbits.
The hounds at the same moment rushed into the grotto like an avalanche, and the depths of the cavern were filled with their deafening cries.
Then the four yeomen came forward, the hounds leaping around Will Scarlet joyously.
Having finished his inquiries and extorted from Daniel an opinion that the hounds were fit (Daniel himself wished to go hunting), Nicholas ordered the horses to be saddled.
Tom, East, and the Tadpole had a good start, and are well up for such young hands, and after rising the slope and crossing the next field, find themselves up with the leading hounds, who have overrun the scent, and are trying back.
But the greatest day of all was that on which Sir Huddlestone Fuddlestone's hounds met upon the lawn at Queen's Crawley.