hellhound

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hellhound (Greek mythology) the three-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades; son of Typhon
    • n hellhound a very evil man
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hellhound A dog of hell; an agent of hell. "A hellhound , that doth hunt us all to death."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hellhound A dog of hell; an agent of hell; a hellish person.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hellhound a hound of hell: an agent of hell
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hellehund,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hel; Ice. hel, Ger. hölle.

Usage

In literature:

Barricading serves not: fly fast, ye Bodyguards; rabid Insurrection, like the hellhound Chase, uproaring at your heels!
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
The whole gang of Lincolnite hellhounds are treed right up there, and not one of them shall get away alive.
"The Red Acorn" by John McElroy
He has let slip the dogs of war, the hellhounds of persecution, to hunt down my friend.
"John Marshall and the Constitution" by Edward S. Corwin
A thrilling struggle ensued between Merton and the hellhound of justice.
"Merton of the Movies" by Harry Leon Wilson
She's the original hellhound!
"The Little Warrior" by P. G. Wodehouse
Make b'lieve you're dead, and throw them hellhounds off the scent.
"Family Pride" by Mary J. Holmes
But where are the hellhounds themselves?
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
But where are the hellhounds themselves?
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
So you decided to play safe an' lynch him, you hellhound.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
We are fighting, I tell you, a tribe of hellhounds out of the cosmos.
"Hellhounds of the Cosmos" by Clifford Donald Simak
I'd send the noisy Hellhounds packing hence, Nor spend a Moment in debating with them.
"Ponteach" by Robert Rogers
I'll fight thee, damned hellhound, for my life.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
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In poetry:

And Chivalry flies from the infamous Hun,
And liberty bleeds at the sound of his gun;
And Freedom and Justice are crushed in the dust
By bloodhounds of slaughter, and Hellhounds of lust.
"Hail to Lochiel And Lovat" by Angus Cameron Robertson

In news:

Where is today's " Hellhound of Wall Street".
(MoneyWatch) With the scandal surrounding mortgage-backed securities that led to the financial crisis of 2008 still fresh in our memories, Michael Perino's "The Hellhound of Wall Street" makes for riveting reading.
Various Artists Hellhound On My Trail Telarc.
Hellhound on My Trail (Telarc 83521.
An excerpt from Hampton Side's new book "Hellhound on His Trail.".
Sean Lane has scheduled the show to open with Seat Belt followed by the Hellhounds doing their nod to 50s blues, early rock 'n' roll and their current work.
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