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bloodhound


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloodhound  \Blood"hound`\,  n. 
  A  breed  of  large  and  powerful  dogs,  with  long,  smooth,  and 
  pendulous  ears,  and  remarkable  for  acuteness  of  smell.  It  is 
  employed  to  recover  game  or  prey  which  has  escaped  wounded 
  from  a  hunter,  and  for  tracking  criminals.  Formerly  it  was 
  used  for  pursuing  runaway  slaves.  Other  varieties  of  dog  are 
  often  used  for  the  same  purpose  and  go  by  the  same  name  The 
  Cuban  bloodhound  is  said  to  be  a  variety  of  the  mastiff. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bloodhound 
  n  :  a  breed  of  large  powerful  hound  of  European  origin  having 
  very  acute  smell  and  used  in  tracking  [syn:  {sleuthhound}] 




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