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  • n. Plural form of borzoi.


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  • Once or twice the so-called Russian wolf-hounds or silky coated greyhounds, the "borzois," have been imported and tried in wolf-hunting on the western plains; but hitherto they have not shown themselves equal, at either running or fighting, to the big American-bred greyhounds of the type produced by Colonel Williams and certain others of our best western breeders.

    Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches

  • She once attended a garden party as Mme Vorolsky, leading two borzois.

    Bright, Young 'Baby'

  • Eight noble Siberian borzois prance down and dash across the roadway, barking and leaping.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • Coppinger speculates that the human desire to breed borzois for long snouts has reached a limit imposed by the survival capacity of puppies trying to suck.


  • And an amazing pic of coursing borzois in Cal from the always amazing camera of Herb Wells.

    Dog Pics

  • She accused his coldness and neglect: now that his passion had spent its novel force, hethought her not much better than his borzois, Lubka and Krylat, a little dearer than Mashka, his English thoroughbred.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • And on a lighter note, his most recent post is a celebration of the wolf, with a link to our cyber- friends the McGehees and their borzois in Idaho.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Here is an old one of "classic" Psovoya borzois, courtesy of Ingrid Lasimer.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • He had a look at all the details of the hunt, sent a pack of hounds and huntsmen on ahead to find the quarry, mounted his chestnut Donets, and whistling to his own leash of borzois, set off across the threshing ground to a field leading to the Otradnoe wood.

    War and Peace

  • “Ulyulyu!” cried Nicholas, in a voice not his own, and of its own accord his good horse darted headlong downhill, leaping over gullies to head off the wolf, and the borzois passed it, running faster still.

    War and Peace


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