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beagle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beagle  \Bea"gle\,  n.  [OE.  begele  perh.  of  Celtic  origin;  cf 
  Ir  &  Gael.  beag  small  little,  W.  bach.  F.  bigle  is  from 
  English.] 
  1.  A  small  hound,  or  hunting  dog,  twelve  to  fifteen  inches 
  high,  used  in  hunting  hares  and  other  small  game.  See 
  Illustration  in  Appendix. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  A  spy  or  detective;  a  constable. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beagle 
  n  :  a  small  short-legged  smooth-coated  breed  of  hound 




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