bloodhound


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a breed of large powerful hound of European origin having very acute smell and used in tracking

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"Me and Huck's found Jubiter Dunlap's corpse all by ourselves with a bloodhound, after everybody else had quit hunting and given it up; and if it hadn't a been for us it never WOULD 'a' been found; and he WAS murdered too--they done it with a club or something like that; and I'm going to start in and find the murderer, next, and I bet I'll do it!"
Who can believe that animals closely resembling the Italian greyhound, the bloodhound, the bull-dog, or Blenheim spaniel, &c.--so unlike all wild Canidae--ever existed freely in a state of nature?
Instead of taking the footman, whose nose was human, and therefore useless in any emergency, I took the bloodhound with me.
They had been warned to be on their guard against bloodhounds; so they moved forward cautiously, with their pistols cocked in their hands.
He knew that in either case a posse of citizens with a pack of bloodhounds would soon be on his track and his chance of escape was very slender; but he did not wish to assist in his own pursuit.
I saw the water streaming over the road towards the ditch, and it reminded me of Uncle Tom's Cabin at Milltown, when Eliza took her baby and ran across the Mississippi on the ice blocks, pursued by the bloodhounds. We couldn't keep from laughing after we came out of the tent because they were acting on such a small platform that Eliza had to run round and round, and part of the time the one dog they had pursued her, and part of the time she had to pursue the dog.
A pack of bloodhounds followed the way of his bleeding feet.
"Why, my dear boy, when a man has been proscribed by the mountaineers, has escaped from Paris in a hay-cart, been hunted over the plains of Bordeaux by Robespierre's bloodhounds, he becomes accustomed to most things.
was determined to seize this prey, that he should allow it to escape; the young lion was already accustomed to the chase, and he had bloodhounds sufficiently clever to be trusted.
They let loose two immense bloodhounds at night, which all last night were yelling and howling at the moon.
They began searching the local area for her, relying on a bloodhound brought in to follow her scent.
Based in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, Bloodhound is an attempt to break the world land speed record using the most advanced straight-line racing car ever.
After going through turbulent times, wondering if the Bloodhound mission to break the existing world land speed record had finally hit the buffers, a new force has emerged in pursuit of that goal.
Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the firm behind the bid to hit 1,000mph and break the world land speed record, went bust in October.