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n. pl. bor·zois
A dog of a tall slender breed developed in Russia for hunting wolves, having a narrow pointed head and a silky coat. Also called Russian wolfhound.

[From Russian borzoĭ, swift, variant of borzyĭ.]


n, pl -zois
(Breeds) a tall graceful fast-moving breed of dog with a long silky coat, originally used in Russia for hunting wolves. Also called: Russian wolfhound
[C19: from Russian borzoi, literally: swift; related to Old Slavonic brǔzǔ swift]


(ˈbɔr zɔɪ)

n., pl. -zois.
any of a breed of tall, slender, swift dogs with long, silky hair and a long, narrow head, raised orig. in Russia for hunting wolves. Also called Russian wolfhound.
[1885–90; < Russian borzóǐ orig., swift, fast]
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Noun1.borzoi - tall fast-moving dog breedborzoi - tall fast-moving dog breed    
wolfhound - the largest breed of dogs; formerly used to hunt wolves


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Another borzoi, a dog, catching sight of his master from the garden path, arched his back and, rushing headlong toward the porch with lifted tail, began rubbing himself against his legs.
(Was Serra aware that Handel's dotted rhythms, which Mozart employed in the Mass, were the signal in Baroque France for the arrival of the king?) The director once proclaimed that he would abjure the use of professional actors, save for Leaud, whose deteriorating Louis, all but consumed by his cumulus of a peruke, a nerve leaping in his ashen cheek as he nuzzles his beloved borzois and parodies the appurtenances of power with exaggerated gallantry, poignantly embodies not only the expiring ancien regime but also the last of the Nouvelle Vague, long synonymous with the actor.
The litter of five borzois puppies, an unusual Russian breed, were handed into Dogs Trust Bridgend's rehoming centre last week when their owner found they were no longer able to care for them.
Thomasina said: "I've had all sorts of dogs from Borzois to Mastifs.
"A splendid wife, children, a good pack of hounds, a dozen leashes of smart borzois, agriculture, neighbors, service by election [...]" thought he.
Pugs, for example, have incredibly broad heads, while Borzois are the polar opposite.
They typically include Afghans, Basenjis, Borzois, Greyhounds, Ibizans, Irish Wolfhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds, and Whippets.
You may imagine that as a well-organized multitasker, I rise at dawn to sharpen the cutting edge as I happily wend my hypomaniac way through class preparation, committee work, grant applications, research, with time out for the gym and meals, and after walking our prize borzois, Virgil and Beatrice, fall asleep at midnight while proofreading my upcoming plenary talk.
NOW we know, those BBC producer chappies think more about Borzois and Beagles than they do about any old blue-nosed Boyd or Burke.