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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large white or light-colored hound of an English variety, having long hanging ears and heavy jaws, formerly used for tracking and hunting.
  • Talbot, William Henry Fox 1800-1877. British inventor and pioneer in photography who made photographic prints on paper treated with silver chloride (1838) and produced the first book illustrated with photographs (1844-1846).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English surname thought to be of Norman (Germanic) origin.
  • proper n. An earldom in the British peerage
  • proper n. A brand of English motor car

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sort of dog, noted for quick scent and eager pursuit of game.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of hound, probably the oldest of the slow-hounds.
  • n. In heraldry, a dog, generally considered as a mastiff, represented with hanging ears, and tail somewhat long and curled over the back: it is represented walking unless otherwise blazoned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English inventor and pioneer in photography who published the first book illustrated with photographs (1800-1877)

Etymologies

Middle English, personal name, from Old French.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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