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  • A fox chasing hounds
    A fox chasing hounds
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hounding The act of one who hounds.
    • Hounding (Naut) The part of a mast below the hounds and above the deck.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Get out You Hounds 282 Get out You Hounds 282
wolfhound playbowing to kangaroo hound wolfhound playbowing to kangaroo hound

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dumbest Dog: Afghan hound
    • n hounding The method or practice of hunting game with hounds; coursing; specifically, the pursuit of deer with hounds, which drive them toward the hunter.
    • n hounding Nautical, same as hound, 5.
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  • Ezra Pound
    “'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!”
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    “They take unbelievable pleasure in the hideous blast of the hunting horn and baying of the hounds. Dogs dung smells sweet as cinnamon to them.”
  • Vivien Kellems
    Vivien Kellems
    “Of course I'm a publicity hound. Aren't all crusaders? How can you accomplish anything unless people know what you are trying to do?”


Glory hound - A glory hound is a person seeking popularity, fame and glory.
Run with the hare and hunt with the hounds - This means to be a member of or to support two groups that are at odds with each other.
Running with the hare and hunting with the hounds - If someone is running with the hare and hunting with the hounds, they are trying to support or go with two opposing views, causes or factions at the same time.


In literature:

They decided that it would take a whole day of hard running to get the bull, and a hound was near!
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
In Colorado the cougar is hunted almost exclusively with the aid of hounds, and this was the method adopted on the present occasion.
"American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edward Stratemeyer
After the running man appeared a hound.
"Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies" by Alice B. Emerson
Then he threw the cake to the hound.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
FRANK FORESTER'S QUORNDON HOUNDS; or, A Virginian at Melton Mowbray.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
You'll track him up for me, better than the sharpest scented hound in my kennel.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
If you had peeped into it, you would have seen a dozen of as fine stag-hounds as ever lifted a trail.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
You keep these hound dogs here, because your father rode to hounds.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Always liked a meet on this side of the county when I had the hounds.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
But with a sudden strong wrench the hound broke away, and bounded off along the trail, sending Rube flying backward into the bushes.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
Perhaps it would be better to have them on Thursday with Charley Ploversdale's hounds.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
There was neither hawk nor hound nor hut nor castle nor groom nor falconer.
"The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said" by Padraic Colum
The mighty hounds that guarded Gymer's dwelling came and bayed around him.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Out of the indefinite distance came the deep-throated bay of a hound.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
It was the "growl" of a hound!
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
Almost at once, however, his steps were arrested by the faint baying of a hound.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Master of the Hounds!
"The Poniard's Hilt" by Eugène Sue
Away like a deer went the brig, and after her like a hound came the ship.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
You're the meanest, treacherousest hound in this country.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
The hound bayed again.
"Duel on Syrtis" by Poul William Anderson

In poetry:

Each voice is hush'd; through silent lanes
To silent homes they creep.
"Now dies the hound that makes a sound;
The sick king cannot sleep."
"The Bard Of Wales" by Janos Arany
Release the happy hounds that trace
New smiles from the scampering wood
Of winter laughters-new prints of light
And trace them to your face!
"The Progress Of Œnia" by Allen Tate
Within an hour return'd each hound;
In rush'd the rousers of the deer;
They howl'd in melancholy sound,
Then closely couch'd beside the seer.
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
He listens for his trusty hounds;
No distant baying reach'd his ears:
His courser, rooted to the ground,
The quickening spur unmindful bears.
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
There shines upon the nineteenth shield
A hound, at the stretch of his speed;
Is borne by Oisten Kiaempe, bold;
He risks his neck without heed.
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
Then spoke Sir Balva, kindly, meek,
"It is my wish this maid to seek.
Let me now take my Squire and hound,
And search until the maid be found."
"King Arthur And The Captive Maiden" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

Master of Hounds returns to the winner's circle in the Jebel Hatta.
We've got Nothing More from San Antonio, Texas, Hounds of Jezebel (some of these guys are from right here in Shreveport-Bossier, but based out of Houston, Texas) and Chasing Daylight from West Monroe.
I want to get our ducks in a row about reverse mortgages before we contact a bank and then get hounded to apply for a program if we decide we aren't interested.
For the past few years, the Hungry Hound has been giving her an edible birthday present, usually in the form of a grilled cheese sandwich.
Chillies Pub will continue its longstanding tradition of community support next month, when the Johnstown bar will hold a charity bike run to benefit the Johnstown-based animal advocacy group Habitat for Hounds.
This week the hounds are all about new ways of seeing.
Is every single elephant a village-wrecking booze hound.
The snag in this Saturday's Belmont is easily identified: Master of Hounds, the Irish shipper.
I drew a great post position tonight on Master of Hounds .
The piles of old literature in The Book Hound were pushed aside last week to make room for a fledgling writers group.
Cory Booker's ' nauseating ' remark still hounding Democrats.
Its ears were big, its tail was bushy, its face feline, but its body was hound-like.
Sighthound & Pariah Group: Pharaoh Hound.
Bonnie is a hound mix that's about four years old.
He is a pretty hound mix looking for a new home.

In science:

We used simulated data generated within the AsteroFLAG team for hare-and-hounds exercises (Chaplin et al. 2008).
On the likelihood-ratio test applied in asteroseismology for mode identification