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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.
Twenty-four hours or so later, Jodie chalked up her fifth winner of the season, scoring an easy win on Natasha Woodington's 12-year-old bay gelding Bay Central in the ladies' open race at the Tiverton Staghounds meeting.
There is a wonderful painting of him, wearing the blue, gold-trimmed livery of the King's staghounds, in the Hall's library.
| HAVE horses will travel is the motto of David Brace OBE who last Sunday had winners at both the Tiverton Staghounds meeting at Bratton Down and the Bicester & Whaddon Chase at Whitfield, writes Brian Lee.
Rather, in a gut-wrenching account of the abuse M'Ling undergoes, Prendick equates the sailors with the staghounds by describing both of them as "brutes" (80, 85), and in doing so he relegates the seamen as well as their canine companions to the bottom rungs of the evolutionary ladder.
Alan tells me that Clare learned to ride years ago when following the Exmoor Staghounds on ponies.
Morison described what came next with excitement: Task Group 34.9's destroyers led the way "with their main batteries yap-yapping, dancing ahead like two fox terriers, followed by the queenly Augusta with a high white wave-curl against her clipper bow, her 8-inch guns booming a deep 'woof-woof'; and finally the stolid, scrappy Brooklyn, giving tongue with her six-inchers like ten couple of staghounds, and footing so fast that she had to make a 300-degree turn to take station astern of her senior." One of Morison's shipmates recalled "several [Vichy shells] passed so close to our superstructure that you could hear them go by."
The footage was taken by the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS), which members claim shows the Quantock Staghounds on Sir Paul's estate in St John's Wood, near Bampton in Somerset.
Earlier this year the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) confirmed the case was the Srst brought by the state for hunting foxes, although the Devon and Somerset Staghounds are being prosecuted by police in connection with stag hunting.