• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Limehound līm"hound` A dog used in hunting the wild boar; a leamer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n limehound A dog used in hunting the wild boar; a limmer.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Lime, a leash + hound,


In literature:

Whatsoever the limehound started, the hero of the Netherland slew with his hand.
"The Fall of the Niebelungs" by Unknown
Then there came an old huntsman with a limehound and led the sportsmen to where there was an abundance of game.
"Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine" by Lewis Spence
But, to a sly fox a sly limehound.
"The Iron Trevet or Jocelyn the Champion" by Eugène Sue
Then leash'd they the good limehound, and from the thicket led, And told all the Burgundians how Siegfried's chase had sped.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown