from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a breed of tall slender dog, having a smooth coat, a narrow head, and long legs and capable of running swiftly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lean breed of dog used in hunting and racing.
- n. A highball cocktail of vodka and grapefruit juice.
- v. To leap rapidly across the surface of the water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slender, graceful breed of dogs, remarkable for keen sight and swiftness. It is one of the oldest varieties known, and is figured on the Egyptian monuments.
- n. A swift steamer, esp. an ocean steamer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tall, very slender, fleet dog, kept for the chase, remarkable for the symmetrical strength and beauty of its form, its keen sight, and its great fleetness.
- n. Figuratively, a fast-sailing ship, especially an ocean passenger-steamship.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog
Cylart was sometimes referred to as being a greyhound, but only because any large dog who was not too square or bulky was often called a greyhound at that time in much the same way that many people today refer to all breeds of northern dogs with bushy hair, a pointed face, pricked ears, and a plumed tail that is carried curved over its back as a “Husky”.
One oversized handler has a pencil-thin Italian greyhound at the end of a leash.
Weighing up to 80 tons and almost twice the length of a school bus, the massive fin whale -- known as the greyhound of the sea for its swimming speed -- was the victim of decades of commercial slaughter that killed the whales by the tens of thousands each year.
The tail of a greyhound is his rudder and his brake, and the sight is most laughable when a whole pack of them are trying to stop, each tail whirling around like a Dutch windmill.
The man and the greyhound are the same witless breed, the kind that achieve a result by their clean-limbed elegance alone.
Van Dyck has painted the two with what might be called a greyhound brush-stroke, a style of handling that is nothing but courtly convention and strut to the point of genius.
A greyhound is a fortunate object to see in your dream.
Part of an antelope was suspended against one of the main props of the hut, nor was it difficult to know how it had been procured; for a large stag greyhound, nobler in size and appearance than those even which guarded King Richard's sick-bed, lay eyeing the process of baking the cake.
The greyhound was the favourite dog of the Cunliffe family and Sir Foster had the four sculptures installed at the top.
If you think a greyhound might be a good choice for you, take advantage of one of