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Any of several dogs, such as a deerhound, formerly used in hunting stags and other large game.
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(Breeds) a breed of hound similar in appearance to the foxhound but larger. It is bred for stag hunting
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a hound trained to hunt stags and other large animals.
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Noun1.staghound - a large heavy hound formerly used in hunting stags and other large game; similar to but larger than a foxhound
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
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Fastened by chains to the mainmast were a number of grisly staghounds, who now began leaping and barking at me, and by the mizzen a huge puma was cramped in a little iron cage far too small even to give it turning room.
At the sight of the former the staghounds, who had all tired of barking at me by this time, became furiously excited, howling and leaping against their chains.
Woodwork and glass gave way before him; but before he got quite through, Gregson, Lestrade, and Holmes sprang upon him like so many staghounds. He was dragged back into the room, and then commenced a terrific conflict.
Nonstop like a staghound on the prowl never stops to look at a
In his right hand he held a short javelin, with a broad, bright steel head, of a span in length, and in his left he led by a leash of twisted silk and gold a large and noble staghound. (264)
General [Bert] Hoffmeister came on his Staghound (an armoured car) and I jumped on his Staghound to take him down to where we were.
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Other Boyd horses he excelled on during a golden age at the East Lothian yard were Ayrshire Bard, Anglo Scot, Staghound, Nenton, Buffalo Thorn, Chaseaway and Cap Of Gold.
Mil must refer to the varied animals which it hunted, as opposed to gellgi |mastiff, staghound' (gell |bay, yellow'), a more powerful, specialized and expensive dog.
I followed the Devon and Somerset Staghound hunt's first outing of the season on Exmoor, Devon.