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HOUND

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 809 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HOUND, a dog, now used, except in poetry, only of dogs of the chase, and particularly of the breed used in hunting the fox, the " hound " par excellence. Other breeds have a defining word prefixed, e.g. boar-hound, stag-hound, &c. (see Doc). The O, Eng. hund is the common Teutonic name for the animal,cf. Du. hond, Ger. Hund, &c., and is cognate with Sansk. van, Gr. Kuwv, Lat. canis, Ir. and Gael. cu.
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