Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sleuth-hound.

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Examples

  • “Within thirty hours, so he have not crossed the Lothian firth — If it is to do you a pleasure, I will set off directly, and wind him as a sleuth-dog tracks the moss-trooper,” answered

    The Monastery

  • English public have always rather resembled what is told of the sleuth-dog, which, eager, fierce, and clamorous in pursuit of his prey, desists from it so soon as blood is sprinkled upon his path.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • "Within thirty hours, so he have not crossed the Lothian firth -- If it is to do you a pleasure, I will set off directly, and wind him as a sleuth-dog tracks the moss-trooper," answered Christie.

    The Monastery

  • But the English public have always rather resembled what is told of the sleuth-dog, which, eager, fierce, and clamorous in pursuit of his prey, desists from it so soon as blood is sprinkled upon his path.

    Peveril of the Peak

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