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- noun A
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The curate nosed it out like a slot-hound; he paced the track himself from the scrub to the peach-tree, and stood under this last gazing to its top, from there to its roots; he shook his head many times, stroked his chin a few: then with a broken cry he made a pounce and picked up -- a peach-stone!
How he came there, if not as a slot-hound comes, she could not guess; but she knew perfectly well what he was about.