whippet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whippet small slender dog of greyhound type developed in England
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whippet A kind of dog, in breed between a greyhound and a spaniel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Whippet hwip′et (obs.) a kind of dog, a cross between a greyhound and spaniel.
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Usage

In literature:

Red Kerry was built on the lines of a whippet, but carried the equipment of an Irish terrier.
"Dope" by Sax Rohmer
At his request, Miss Whippet was promoted to the seventh floor to be his secretary.
"Where the Blue Begins" by Christopher Morley
Two chains there were, like double-leashes to a whippet's throat.
"Wide Courses" by James Brendan Connolly
After waiting all day, the Cavalry and "whippets" slowly withdrew again in the evening.
"The Fifth Leicestershire" by J.D. Hills
A thousand of ordinary men will gather at Gateshead or Hanley and howl with delight when two wiry whippets worry a stupefied rabbit.
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
The dusty roads were crowded with lorries, tanks, whippets and limbers, besides numbers of men.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
In all there are about fifty-five dogs, fifty-four of whom are in robust health, the hospital containing one whippet.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, April 1893" by Various
The General had a little bitch something like a whippet.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Naturally, the greyhounds and whippets did the coursing, and having sighted a jack, they soon put an end to him.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
The whippet is a local English dog, used chiefly in rabbit coursing and racing, and is almost certainly a cross between greyhounds and terriers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

Next day some lads had just begun,
To tak' their whippets for a run,
When dogs got scratching in the snow,
And found flag with this 'ere motto…
'Uppards'
"Up'ards" by Marriott Edgar

In news:

Whippet MALE 6 YEARS OLD  Scottdale, GA. TH MEMBER 641 VISITS 12 VOTES.
The Lady Tigers topped the Lady Whippets 4-1 in the opener before ringing up a 16-4 triumph in the nightcap.
The Stars stopped Minden twice in the first half inside the 5-yard line, then clamped down with six interceptions to shut out the Whippets 27-0 Friday night at Miles Field.
MINDEN — Paige Kristensen shot a 48 for Minden as the Whippets won their home golf triangular Monday with a score of 198.
Not counting the miles in a 1930 Whippet 98-A.
Was his Whippet a one-of-a-kind national show winner.
Like a bug-eyed, whippet-thin P.T.
Why I Challenged ' Whippet Guy' to a Duel.
Whippet MALE 6 YEARS OLD  Scottdale, GA. TH MEMBER 641 VISITS 12 VOTES.
She's A Whippet -Thin Stunna, He's Dead Sexy.
The whippets chase the lure at Cheltenham racecourse in Cheltenham, England.
North Haven, SINGLE WING, dogged Whippets, Torrington won 80-39, and 1,638 other words.
Edgar is a whippet, which the Jackson County Animal Shelter said is a rare breed of dog.
Whippets are similar to greyhounds, only smaller in size.
Rob McLeod and dog Davy Whippet set a new World Flying Disc Federation and Guinness World Record for Distance to Canine Catch.
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