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  • This man, the first whipper-in, was accompanied by two thorough-bred dogs, — fox-hounds, white, with liver spots, long in the leg, fine in the muzzle, with slender heads, and little ears at their crests.

    Modeste Mignon

  • Cork, and the fox-hounds his father keeps, and the claret they drink there — there comes no remittance from Castle Freeny in these bad times to the honest

    Dr. Birch and his young friends

  • He nearly killed Smirke with terror by putting him on his mare, and taking him a ride over a common, where the county fox-hounds (then bunted by that staunch old sportsman, Mr. Hardhead, of Dumplingbeare) happened to meet.

    The History of Pendennis

  • There had been only a subscription pack of fox-hounds in the county and a few beggarly couples of mangy beagles, with which old Tiptoff pattered about his grounds; I built a kennel and stables, which cost L30,000, and stocked them in

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • He called him the preserver of Sophia, and declared there was nothing, except her, or his estate, which he would not give him; but upon recollection, he afterwards excepied his fox-hounds, the Chevalier, and Miss Slouch (for so he called his favourite mare).

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • But he, having cast aside all deference for the moment, met her stern gaze with such courteous indifference and poise of self-composure that she suddenly remembered that his grandfather had been the master of a pack of fox-hounds.

    Mary Anerley

  • Mayo were a churlish set, I sent my horse on to a meet of the fox-hounds, and followed after myself on an open car.

    Tales of all countries

  • Easter holidays; I can promise you good country fare and wholesome exercise; for I have everything within myself, and as good a pack of fox-hounds as any in the three kingdoms.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • "The living [dining arrangements] at these hotels is profuse to a degree, but, generally speaking, most disagreeable: first, because the meal is devoured with a rapidity which a pack of fox-hounds, after a week's fast, might in vain attempt to rival; and secondly, because it is impossible to serve up dinners for hundreds, without nine-tenths thereof being cold."

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Of all the sights in the world there is, I think, none more beautiful than that of a pack of fox-hounds seated, on a winter morning round the huntsman if the place of meeting has been chosen with anything of artistic skill.

    Can You Forgive Her?

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