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whelp

(wĕlp, hwĕlp)
n.
A young offspring of a carnivorous mammal, especially a dog or wolf.
v. whelped, whelping, whelps
v.intr.
To give birth to whelps or a whelp.
v.tr.
To give birth to (whelps or a whelp).

whelp

verb A poetic (i.e., nonmedical) term meaning to bear offspring.
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The February 1998 whelp also ran second in Newbridge's Breeders' Cup Sprint qualifier, while her litter-brother Well Appointed reached an Irpounds 1,000 Enniscorthy unraced final.
The May 2000 whelp's dam Lisnak Slippy rose to A1 grade at Wimbledon under Tommy Foster's guidance, posting her best 460m time of 28.02sec in an A2.
At the start of his career, the October 2000 whelp won Tralee's Lee Strand Charity 550 after losing six lengths in a second bend melee, and has now won 7 from 11 for owner-trainer Mary Keane, of Knocknagoshel, Co.
A July 2000 whelp, he no longer qualifies to run in puppy opens.
CRAFTY DISCO, an open-race winner for Chris Lund at Nottingham, Coventry and Sunderland, has whelped a litter of nine to 2004 Derby winner Droopys Scholes.
Whelped in 1859, Fairy Dream (Black Cloud-Myrtle) reached the 1861 Waterloo Purse semis, and in 1862 was among the 150 greyhounds that competed for the Ladies' Challenge Cup at Ashdown park, Berkshire.