greyhound

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n greyhound a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Anise is the scent on the artificial rabbit that is used in greyhound races
    • Greyhound A slender, graceful breed of dogs, remarkable for keen sight and swiftness. It is one of the oldest varieties known, and is figured on the Egyptian monuments.
    • Greyhound A swift steamer, esp. an ocean steamer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Greyhounds can reach their top speed of forty-five miles per hour in only three strides.
    • n greyhound A tall, very slender, fleet dog, kept for the chase, remarkable for the symmetrical strength and beauty of its form, its keen sight, and its great fleetness. There are many subvarieties of the greyhound, from the Irish greyhound and Highland breed to the smooth-haired English breeds and the Italian greyhound. It is one of the oldest varieties of the dog known, being figured on Egyptian monuments. It is supposed to be the gazehound of old English writers.
    • n greyhound Figuratively, a fast-sailing ship, especially an ocean passenger-steamship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Most Greyhounds are universal blood donors and are used to provide extra blood during another dog's surgery.
    • n Greyhound grā′hownd a tall and slender dog, kept for the chase, with great powers of speed and great keenness of sight.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. graihund, greihound, greahund, grihond, Icel. greyhundr,; grey, greyhound + hundr, dog; cf. AS. grīghund,. The origin of the first syllable is unknown
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. greihund; Ice. greyhundr—Ice. grey, a dog, hundr, a hound.

Usage

In literature:

He had taken warm mittens and his cane with the greyhound's head handle, carved.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
They were on the verge of the Jumps when they boarded the Train, but they hoped to Relax and get a lot of Sleep on the Ocean Greyhound.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
He used to kape his greyhounds, and he had as pratty a mare as the' wuz in Lowestoft.
"Edward FitzGerald and "Posh" "Herring Merchants"" by James Blyth
So he, too, mounted a horse, took some greyhounds, and rode after his brother, following the direction in which he had gone.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
In his desire to outwit the teacher, the examiner will turn and double like a hare who is pursued by a greyhound.
"What Is and What Might Be" by Edmond Holmes
The greyhound runs like a mad dog.
"The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
Greyhounds in Mexico, 99.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
He was there, and the greyhound, Bubu, was running at large again at night.
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
Gyarfas, the poet, and Vidra, the jester, stood before him; a little further off the heydukes; the greyhound was under the bed.
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
Strange that now I felt like a greyhound in the leash, longing to be anywhere but where I was.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
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In poetry:

He has an angry wrenlike vigilance,
a greyhound's gentle tautness;
he seems to wince at pleasure,
and suffocate for privacy.
"For the Union Dead" by Robert Lowell
Greyhound bitches
Sending their rosy muzzled pensive down,
And breathing soft, unwilling to wake to the new day
Yet sub-delighted.
"Sicilian Cyclamens" by D H Lawrence
My lady walks her morning round,
My lady's page her fleet greyhound,
My lady's hair the fond winds stir,
And all the birds make songs for her.
"The Henchman" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And, tho' beneath that banner, famed in story,
No snow-white sails across the seas are blown,
Our — ocean-greyhounds boast a new-won glory,
A beauty all their own.
"Then And Now" by Cicely Fox Smith
'Thy steed is dead in his stall, Earl Harold,
Since thou hast been with me;
The rust has eaten thy harness bright,
And the rats have eaten thy greyhound light,
That was so fair and free.'
"The Weird Lady" by Charles Kingsley
The merlin cannot ever soar on high,
Nor greedy greyhound still pursue the chase;
The tender lark will find a time to fly,
And fearful hare to run a quiet race:
He that high growth on cedars did bestow,
Gave also lowly mushrumps leave to grow.
"Scorn Not The Least" by Robert Southwell

In news:

Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track simulcasting Breeders' Cup, starts up live greyhound racing Friday.
The Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track will simulcast the 29th Breeders' Cup today and Saturday from Santa Anita Park.
This is a Greyhounds only event.
Italian Greyhound FEMALE 1 YEAR OLD  Naugatuck, CT. TH MEMBER 0 VISITS 0 VOTES.
Woman says Greyhound had her sit on the floor.
Taylor takes issue with Kozachik saying Tucson banned steroid injections for greyhounds .
Norton and Rep John L Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said Greyhound 's relocation is a boost for Union Station, which already provided Amtrak, Metro and taxi service.
This entry was posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 at 8:52 pm and is filed under Animal News, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged, Greyhounds .
Slot machines at Greyhound Track comes to voters.
In November, Lee County voters will decide whether they want to allow slot machines at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Bonita Springs.
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A former greyhound race dog has found a new career as a therapy dog after he was diagnosed with lupus.
Greyhound Cuts Could Leave Riders Stranded.
Two passengers hurt escaping Greyhound bus blaze on Interstate 40.
Health Care Overhaul, Greyhound Terminal, Hotel Berry.
Lost Greyhound In Kernersville WAS FOUND after almost 7 days.
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