One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large hound of a breed with a very keen sense of smell, used in tracking.
- ‘To chase a single fox for miles using god knows how many horses, bloodhounds and people is hardly the most effective way of controlling the fox population.’
- ‘She mentioned the possibility of bringing in a bloodhound, because of that breed's particular talent in picking up a scent.’
- ‘The people are at bay - let the bloodhounds of money who dogged us thus far beware.’
- ‘Even when I have forgotten to leave a note with directions, he has sniffed us out like bloodhounds in the bat cave.’
- ‘His pursuers tracked him down with a bloodhound but the fugitive managed to kill the hound with an arrow and make good his escape.’
- ‘Imagine a hawk's sight; a sense of smell far superior to a bloodhound's; being able to taste minute traces of impurities in drinking water.’
- ‘He could sense their fright like a bloodhound could sniff out a fox.’
- ‘No trail is laid or dragged and the bloodhounds have such a keen sense of smell that they can follow the scent left by the running shoes.’
- ‘It's his job to groom and care for the prison's bloodhounds and weapons-sniffing dogs.’
- ‘Footprints were everywhere - from the officers and their bloodhounds - but I did manage to find the two sets that the officer inside had spoken of.’
- ‘Like the bloodhounds they are, they must have sniffed the overpowering scent of money mixed with a human rights issue, and went in for the kill.’
- ‘Running as fast as I could, I followed my prey like a bloodhound to a Siamese cat.’
- ‘A chance to get something done without the media bloodhounds on our heels all the time.’
- ‘You asked about whether bloodhounds were pack hounds.’
- ‘That one's involved in presenting antigens to helper T cells, a process very close to presenting a pack of bloodhounds with someone's dirty sock.’
- ‘The County provided bloodhounds on Tuesday night to scour the area in an effort to determine if the girl was killed there or if her body was dumped there.’
- ‘Hunting with bloodhounds, or hunting ‘the clean boot’ as it is also known, involves the hounds picking up a human scent left by an athlete who sets off some time before the hunt.’
- ‘Melena, with senses as keen as a bloodhound's, tracked him down easily and barred his escape.’
- ‘They scrambled out the door like bloodhounds on the scent.’
- ‘Then of course there is the pro-China media, ever ready to unleash the bloodhounds on a scent provided by the opposition parties.’
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