• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sleuth-hound slōōth′-hownd a dog that tracks game by the scent, a blood-hound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

In Scotland they are called the Sleuth-hound.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
He pursued the problem like the sleuth-hound that he was.
"Peter and Wendy" by James Matthew Barrie
A famous English sleuth-hound crossed the Channel.
"The Confessions of Arsène Lupin" by Maurice Leblanc
As the sleuth-hound seeketh its prey, so did she seek her destruction.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI" by Various
He is a hunted thing with terror crazing his blood and the sleuth-hounds of the wilds on his trail.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
Ever since I got a hint that Brown was in touch with The Quiet House I have been following him like the proverbial sleuth hound.
"The Gay Adventure" by Richard Bird
Bernardet bowed and his eyes shone like those of a sleuth hound on the scent of his prey.
"The Crime of the Boulevard" by Jules Claretie
Back from the gate ran Michael Berrington, swift as sleuth-hound on its prey, with sword drawn.
"A Blot on the Scutcheon" by May Wynne
And you a human sleuth-hound.
"Max Carrados" by Ernest Bramah
I would track them over the world like a sleuth-hound.
"The Actress' Daughter" by May Agnes Fleming
The sleuth-hound, that has followed him thus far, seems more than ever inexorable.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
Morales had, it was believed, the scent of a sleuth-hound and the jaguar's voracity.
"The Dust of Conflict" by Harold Bindloss
Sleuth-hounds on that fella Annan's track.
"My Little Sister" by Elizabeth Robins
Why do you run upon my trail like a sleuth-hound?
"Faithful Margaret" by Annie Ashmore
Once he struck the scent, he stuck to it like a sleuth-hound.
"The Tree of Knowledge" by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
He followed with all the sleuth-hound in his composition, alert and noiseless.
"The Mercenary" by W. J. Eccott
The preacher was as "one-ideaed" as a sleuth hound in pursuit of his quarry.
"Into the Highways and Hedges" by F. F. Montrésor (Frances Frederica)
The next day he interviewed Parkinson, a lean, ascetic-looking man of the true sleuth-hound breed.
"This House to Let" by William Le Queux
They must combine the discretion of the diplomatist with the acumen of the sleuth-hound.
"The Mother of Parliaments" by Harry Graham
The retainers may scour hill and dale, and the pathless wilds echo the bay o' their sleuth-hound.
"The Mosstrooper" by Robert Scott Fittis

In poetry:

“Cribs to be cracked!
There are cribs to be cracked;
And d--------l a sleuth-hound is near us!
The specials are here, but the thief-hunter Clark
Has gone to look after the shearers.”
"[‘Cribs to be Cracked”]" by Henry Lawson
A sleuth-hound baying! The sleuth-hound bayeth behind him,
His head, he flying and stumbling turns back to the sound,
Whom doth the sleuth-hound follow? What if it find him;
Up! for the scent lieth thick, up from the level ground.
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow