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  • n. Plural form of greyhound.

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Examples

  • The refinement of it was excessive in his eyes and reminded him of something overbred, of certain Italian greyhounds, for instance.

    In the Wilderness

  • Skins of animals slain in the chase were stretched on the ground, or extended along the sides of the pavilion; and upon a heap of these silvan spoils lay three ALANS, as they were then called (wolf-greyhounds, that is), of the largest size, and as white as snow.

    The Talisman

  • Almost from the mid-1980s brutal special police forces meant for eliminating Naxalites came into being and were allowed to operate totally incognito, the most successful being the greyhounds, which is a well trained anti-guerrilla force that lives and operates as the

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • The dogs best calculated for this sport are what they call _sereet telt_, or the third race of greyhounds, which is a very strong dog.

    An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa

  • He forgot the names of Job's daughters, until reminded by a neighbouring Squire who had called his greyhounds Jemima, Kezia, and Keren-Happuch.

    Sydney Smith

  • Skins of animals slain in the chase were stretched on the ground, or extended along the sides of the pavilion, and, upon a heap of these silvan spoils, lay three alans, as they were then called (wolf-greyhounds, that is), of the largest size, and as white as snow.

    The Talisman

  • Watching its sleek dorsal fin scythe through the water, I'm always reminded that fin whales are the ­fastest of all great whales, dubbed the greyhounds of the sea and able to swim at 24 knots an hour.

    The Guardian World News

  • So those of us who take animals -- such as greyhounds -- as companions are wiser and larger of spirit than those who don't.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Manchester_, of the Inman line, one of the ocean 'greyhounds' of her day, sailing between Liverpool and Philadelphia.

    Real Ghost Stories

  • The elite 'greyhounds' anti-Naxal force has been a success story, Chidambaram said.

    Daily News & Analysis

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