from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A devilish person; a fiend.
- n. Greek Mythology Cerberus, the watchdog of Hades.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A demonic dog of Hell, typically of unnaturally large size, strength or speed, black fur, glowing eyes, and ghostly or phantom characteristics.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dog of hell; an agent of hell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dog of hell; an agent of hell; a hellish person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) the three-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades; son of Typhon
- n. a very evil man
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The money came from her paternal grandfather, Henry Huttleston Rogers, a Standard Oil founder called the "hellhound of Wall Street."
Or in this case, perhaps calling a hellhound a hellhound.
Note 1: According to the Webster online dictionary a hellhound is a "dog of hell, named Cerberus in Greek and Roman mythology, the three-headed dog guarding the gate of Hades".
But the "hellhound" who rightly remains the book's centerpiece -- Sides draws his title from a 1937 Robert Johnson blues ballad -- is of course Ray.
Wasn't Rachel Summers called a "hellhound" or something like that in the future where she came from?
A large black dog dubbed a 'hellhound' has been sighted around Cannock Chase.
I will dial up some ghost with a grudge and send it like a hellhound against all who have wronged me.
He exposed and identified the origin of the psychological problem he called a “hellhound” that had visited untold harm on and eroded the confidence of millions of people.
Hmmm, I'm wondering what a hellhound has to do with Sara and Deacon's story.
After showing Tim the hellhound and making him swear on his entire collection of autographed Atlanta Braves baseball memorabilia to send the beast back to Charbydon, I joined Hank in the parking lot with Liz and Elliot.
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