One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A staghound of a small breed.
- ‘The buckhounds never killed many deer, but they dispersed the deer population throughout the forest.’
- ‘Out early one crisp morning, the royal buckhounds picked up the scent of a noble white stag.’
- ‘So what did Capt Browne do with the ‘several horses’ of the Duke of Richmond (to say nothing of the buckhound)?’
- ‘Thus, we have the buckhound, deerhound, foxhound, and staghound.’
- ‘But in 1744 he joined the Pelhams and began his governmental career as master of the buckhounds 1744-6 and as 1st lord of Trade 1748-61.’
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