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The steel-clad "grayhounds" of the seas, dancing on the foam-crested paths of interoceanic traffic, must bear his name to millions who have not yet learned all the verses of the mighty chorus.
Citie is also a deepe place all greene, wherein Deere are kept, and when it pleaseth the States to hunt for their pleasure, thither they resort, and haue their courses with grayhounds, which are kept for that purpose.
With the compressed air guns which fired tennis balls at wooden battleships; the cranks they turned to make the toy grayhounds race up a slope; the darts they threw at balloons-with these they buried something now so negligible it left no mound.
More Than Human Sturgeon, Theodore, 1918-1985 1953
The boys, as a rule, looked very much like lithe grayhounds, for your natural runner is light of body, and can course along like the wind.
The Chums of Scranton High on the Cinder Path Donald Ferguson
She was wondering what her uncle could have to say to Arthur to detain him so long: she had so much to ask about her ponies and her grayhounds and improvements in her flower gardens, &c.
Mesdames had beautiful spaniels; little grayhounds were preferred by Madame Elisabeth.
I hear there's one of Uncle Sam's grayhounds going through you, and that means that we'll catch him inside of a couple of hours, maybe.
Roads of Destiny O. Henry 1886
They played with golden balls, and rode little horses, with silver saddles and bridles, but these pretty animals were no larger than small dogs, or grayhounds.
Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliot Griffis 1885
Mrs. Cheyne was sitting in her low chair, reading, with Miss Mewlstone at the farther end of the room, with her knitting-basket beside her; two or three grayhounds were grouped near her.
Not Like Other Girls Rosa Nouchette Carey 1874
His pace is inferior to that of our grayhounds, but in strength and sagacity he far surpasses them.
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 3. (of 7): Media The History, Geography, And Antiquities Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, And Sassanian or New Persian Empire; With Maps and Illustrations. George Rawlinson 1857