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The refinement of it was excessive in his eyes and reminded him of something overbred, of certain Italian greyhounds, for instance.
In the Wilderness Robert Smythe Hichens 1907
Skins of animals slain in the chase were stretched on the ground, or extended along the sides of the pavilion; and upon a heap of these silvan spoils lay three ALANS, as they were then called (wolf-greyhounds, that is), of the largest size, and as white as snow.
The Talisman 2008
Almost from the mid-1980s brutal special police forces meant for eliminating Naxalites came into being and were allowed to operate totally incognito, the most successful being the greyhounds, which is a well trained anti-guerrilla force that lives and operates as the
Archive 2006-08-01 Abhay N 2006
The dogs best calculated for this sport are what they call _sereet telt_, or the third race of greyhounds, which is a very strong dog.
An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa Abd Salam Shabeeny
He forgot the names of Job's daughters, until reminded by a neighbouring Squire who had called his greyhounds Jemima, Kezia, and Keren-Happuch.
Sydney Smith Rusell, George W E 1904
Skins of animals slain in the chase were stretched on the ground, or extended along the sides of the pavilion, and, upon a heap of these silvan spoils, lay three alans, as they were then called (wolf-greyhounds, that is), of the largest size, and as white as snow.
The Talisman 1894
Watching its sleek dorsal fin scythe through the water, I'm always reminded that fin whales are the fastest of all great whales, dubbed the greyhounds of the sea and able to swim at 24 knots an hour.
The Guardian World News Philip Hoare 2010
So those of us who take animals -- such as greyhounds -- as companions are wiser and larger of spirit than those who don't.
Manchester_, of the Inman line, one of the ocean 'greyhounds' of her day, sailing between Liverpool and Philadelphia.
Real Ghost Stories William T. Stead
The elite 'greyhounds' anti-Naxal force has been a success story, Chidambaram said.