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  • n. Plural form of buckhound.


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  • Though the offices of master of the buckhounds and mistress of the robes were disposed of around the time Victoria died, the UK persists in calling the two chief whips in the Lords by these inexplicable names.

    In praise of… odd offices | Editorial

  • I never was offered a place myself: and the only one I would have taken, had I been offered it, was master of the buckhounds; for I loved hunting when I was young; and it carries a good sound with it for us who live in the country.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Sir John's master of the hounds was bringing out his hunting dogs, fallow hounds and buckhounds.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • There were the long-legged coursing hounds, like the deer hounds and buckhounds, and the smaller hounds that tracked by scent, like the bassets and bloodhounds.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • He said meets of the buckhounds ought to be called Stockbroker's Parade, that was about all they amounted to.

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

  • It is their natural cover, and when the buckhounds meet near London the buck often takes refuge in one or other of the fern-grown commons of which there are many on the southern side.

    Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

  • Adown the glade came two keepers of the forest, having each a couple of buckhounds with them in leash, whose baying sounded cheerily amid the woods.

    Windsor Castle

  • And put the case that, at the coupling together of the buckhounds, the little puppies shall have waxed proud before the notary could have given an account of the serving of his writ by the cabalistic art, it will necessarily follow, under correction of the better judgment of the court, that six acres of meadow ground of the greatest breadth will make three butts of fine ink, without paying ready money; considering that, at the funeral of King

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • "The hounds did well, expecially the buckhounds and my special breed of" Talbot hounds. "

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • a hunt with the buckhounds (though Castleton himself had not hunted before since he was thirty), and drew him, spluttering German oaths, out of the slough of a ditch; he made him the laughter of the clubs; he put him fairly out of fashion, -- and all with such suavity, and politeness, and bland sense of superiority, that it was the finest piece of high comedy you ever beheld.

    The Caxtons — Volume 18


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