borzoi

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n borzoi tall fast-moving dog breed
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Borzoi bor′zoi a breed of dogs of great grace and beauty, in shape like a gigantic greyhound, though covered with a soft coat about the length of a deerhound's.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Russ.

Usage

In literature:

In the autumn he used to go wolf-hunting with my father and us, with the borzois, and Agafya Mikhailovna loved him for that.
"Reminiscences of Tolstoy" by Ilya Tolstoy
He determined to act upon this, and lay his case before Bishop Borzoi even without the introduction he had hoped for.
"Where the Blue Begins" by Christopher Morley
The angry borzois whined and getting free of the leash rushed past the horses' feet at the wolf.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
The borzoi stood in front of them.
"The Tree of Heaven" by May Sinclair
Nothing of a really seditious character was said until the Borzoi commenced to address the meeting.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Jan. 29, 1919" by Various
Olive was feeding a calm-eyed Borzoi from the tea-table when Larssen and his little boy arrived.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
The machine went at the grass like a bulldog attacking a borzoi: it bit, chewed, held on.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
I was so like a slim young Borzoi yapping at the nose of a bloodhound.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
A curve downwards (as in the Borzoi) should be an absolute disqualification.
"A Manual of Toy Dogs" by Mrs. Leslie Williams
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In news:

Sighthound & Pariah Group: Borzoi .
The Borzoi was once known as the Russian Wolfhound and did originate in Russia, where coursing hounds of this type have been known of since the 13th century.
The Borzoi Reader presents Edna St Vincent Millay for the Poem of the Day during Poetry Month.
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