Definition of Grayhounds

1. Noun. (plural of grayhound) ¹



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Definition of Grayhounds

1. grayhound [n] - See also: grayhound

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grayhounds

graybeards
graybodies
graybody
grayed
grayer
grayest
grayfish
grayfishes
grayflies
grayfly
grayhaired
grayhead
grayheads
grayhen
grayhound
grayhounds (current term)
graying
grayish
grayish brown
grayishly
grayishness
grayite
graylag
graylags
grayle
grayles
grayline
grayling
graylings
graylist

Literary usage of Grayhounds

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1. On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish by Eugene O'Curry (1873)
"... account of the Battle of J/uy/i Leana ; discovery of such a ring in Kerry ; the term also used for the collars of grayhounds, chiefly in Fenian tales. ..."

2. Witch Stories by Elizabeth Lynn Linton (1883)
"In gathering whereof he saw two grayhounds, viz., a black and a brown one, come running ... And saith, the said grayhounds came to him, and fawned on him, ..."

3. Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social by John Stuart Mill (1848)
"The advantage of simple cooperation is illustrated by the case of two grayhounds running together, which, it is said, will kill more hares than four ..."

4. Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social by John Stuart Mill (1848)
"... illustrated by the case of two grayhounds running together, which, it ia said, will kill more hares than four grayhounds running separately. ..."

5. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1857)
"The ' grayhounds' are unquestionable, the mounted gallants, and the keeper holding a brace of the dogs in couples in the foreground, unexceptionable ; but ..."

6. Travels Through the Interior Provinces of Colombia by John Potter Hamilton (1827)
"I went out with a friend of the Doctor's, and Mr. Cade, on horseback, to hunt deer, with six couples of large rough grayhounds. We found one, and had a good ..."

7. Autobiography of Sir Walter Scott, Bart by Walter Scott (1831)
"An inexperienced varlet, who was nearer to them, instantly unloosed two tall grayhounds, who sprang after the fugitive with all the fleetness of the north ..."

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