sleuth-hound

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Etymology[edit]

From sleuth + hound.

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Noun[edit]

sleuth-hound ‎(plural sleuth-hounds)

  1. A bloodhound or, especially, a similar hound formerly used in Scotland.
    • 1607: Edward Topsell, The History of Four-footed Beasts - The Blood-hound differeth nothing in quality from the Scottish Sluth-hound, saving they are greater in quantity, and not alway of one and the same colour...
    • 1876: May Agnes Fleming, The Midnight Queen - What a fool, idiot, and ninny I must have been, to have left her as I did, knowing those two sleuth-hounds were in full chase!

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