hunting dog

Definitions

  • Hunting with master and dog
    Hunting with master and dog
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hunting dog a dog used in hunting game
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dachshunds are the smallest breed of dog used for hunting. They are low to the ground, which allows them to enter and maneuver through tunnels easily.
    • Hunting dog (Zoöl) the hyena dog.
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Quotations

  • Desiderius Erasmus
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    “They take unbelievable pleasure in the hideous blast of the hunting horn and baying of the hounds. Dogs dung smells sweet as cinnamon to them.”

Idioms

That dog won't hunt - (USA) Very common Southern US expression meaning: What you say makes no sense.
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Usage

In literature:

Dogs once trained to such secret hunting become passionately fond of it, and pursue it unweariedly with incredible secrecy and sagacity.
"The English Gipsies and Their Language" by Charles G. Leland
Dogs are not much liked except for hunting.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Sam, like many an amateur hunter, began to appreciate the value of a trained hunting dog.
"Through Forest and Fire" by Edward Ellis
But I did not expect to hunt with the dog, for I supposed he had a spirit above the game of this region.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891" by Various
The first persons we met were two men and a boy, who were out hunting with a dog and basket-trap.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
Then, that if the dog hunted her it was no more than she deserved for constant trespass.
"All on the Irish Shore" by E. Somerville and Martin Ross
They beat up and down the ranges like tired hunting-dogs, all their efforts fruitless.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Like a dog, he hunts in dreams; and thou art staring at the wall, Where the dying night-lamp flickers, and the shadows rise and fall.
"The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3" by Various
As a hunting dog he had only one advantage; he didn't bark.
"Injun and Whitey to the Rescue" by William S. Hart
It was this dog that the Highland chieftains, in Scotland, used in former times, in their grand hunting-parties.
"Parker's Second Reader" by Richard G. Parker
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In poetry:

Beside his grave I bend the knee,
And O, my eyes are dim.
He hunted for the dog in me:
I found the man in him.
"Toby" by John Le Gay Brereton
But soon that voice must sound no more;
The faithful dog must die;
The man must hunt the deer, without
That well-known, guiding cry.
"The Huntsman And His Hound" by Thomas Frederick Young
'I am the one whom life so shrewdly betrayed,
Misfortune dogs me, it always hunted me down.
And to-day the woman I love lies dead.
I gave her roses, a ring with opals;
These hands have touched her head.
"The House Of Dust: Part 01: 06:" by Conrad Potter Aiken
The hungry seas they hound the hull,
The sharks they dog the haglets' flight;
With one consent the winds, the waves
In hunt with fins and wings unite,
While drear the harps in cordage sound
Remindful wails for old Armadas drowned.
"The Haglets" by Herman Melville
The hunting done, northward he goes;
And in the park the driver shows
The horses' points, and his own skill
That rules and guides them at his will.
Light cars whose teams small bells display,
The long-and short-mouthed dogs convey.
"Celebrating The Opulence Of The Lords Of Ts'in" by Confucius

In news:

Its primary use was as a hunting dog, a heritage it honors to this day.
Hunting with dogs is allowed during this season.
Extra animal control officers were called in Tuesday night in the hunt for the so-called wolf dog .
Extra animal control officers were called in Tuesday night in the hunt for the so-called wolf dog.
Gary Zimmer of Laona and his dog Scout, a 4-year-old Brittany, scour the woods in Marinette County for woodcock during a recent hunt.
Critics of Nevada's black bear hunt want to ban hunters from using dogs to chase down the animals.
Notable deaths in arts, A to M. US election: Bill Clinton , The Big Dog, keeps hunting for votes.
Good hunting dogs don't die.
He is a family pet and not a hunting dog.
Opening day of pheasant hunting with Elvis the wonder dog .
Opening day of pheasant hunting with Elvis the wonder dog.
Gary Lewis hunts the west slope of the Cascades with a dog and a bike.
Photo courtesy of Bethesda Wildlife Sanctuary A hunter works with a dog on a quail hunt at the Bethesda Wildlife Sanctuary and Preserve.
For one who hunts with a dog, this is also the time to get your pet out for practice and conditioning.
(AP) — A hunting dog that fell into a southeastern Indiana sinkhole was rescued after spending more than a day trapped underground.
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