One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Like the cry of a pack of sleuth-hounds in the ear of the timid deer came these stern demands to Edward the king.’
- ‘Surrounded by enemies more savage than sleuth-hounds, he assumed a humble disguise, and almost alone sailed to in an open boat for the Hebrides.’
- ‘But we will seek her notwithstanding; surely I will send the silver sleuth-hounds of the Cyprian on her track.’
- 1.1informal An eager investigator; a detective.‘it would be engrossing to a literary sleuth-hound’
- ‘He summoned private sleuth-hounds, and he put them on the trail.’
- ‘And the sleuth-hounds of the law, the paid fighting animals of society, with telephone, and telegraph, and special train, clung to his trail night and day.’
- ‘Tournefort, a sleuth-hound employed by the Committee of Public Safety, is hanging around a house in St Lazare one night.’
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