from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various large dogs, such as the Irish wolfhound or the borzoi, trained to hunt wolves or other large game.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dog of one of various breeds originally developed to hunt wolves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Originally, a large hound used in hunting wolves; now, any one of certain breeds of large dogs, some of which are nearly identical with the great Danes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dog used in hunting wolves.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the largest breed of dogs; formerly used to hunt wolves


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  • Ganelon could still remember, years before, a discussion of _King Lear_ during which the elder Ganelon had uttered a giggle of the hashish-eater's sort, a symptom of the early stages of oboe madness, and asked Gramont, "If a king named his eldest daughter Goneril, what would he call his wolfhound?"


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  • Irish wolfhound: I've always loved Irish wolfhounds—their size, their beards, and their surprisingly sweet demeanor.

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  • It was the size of a wolfhound and blazingly, stunningly, breathtakingly white.

    Wilkinson's Folly

  • And hello to Molly, the pub's Irish wolfhound, who gets a mention.

    The Stables, Hopesgate

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    Archive 2009-07-01

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  • Disliking Los Angeles and all its ways, he objects to the presence of neighbours permitted to use his brother's pool and resents having to take responsibility for Mahler, the family's wolfhound for whom he's promised to build a kennel.


  • He strikes a lord of the manor pose, his Irish wolfhound at his side.

    imperfect endings

  • Near the fire, the perpetually burning fire, lay a huge black dog, a great shaggy wolfhound.

    Archive 2010-06-01


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  • originally wolfhounds now locolobos????

    May 15, 2012