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boarhound

[bawr-hound, bohr-] /ˈbɔrˌhaʊnd, ˈboʊr-/
noun
1.
any of various large dogs, especially a Great Dane, used originally for hunting wild boars.
Origin of boarhound
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; boar + hound1
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  • A huge Danish boarhound, conscious that he was spoken of, looked up and appeared to sanction the use of his name.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
  • Then had followed a magnificent contest between the Rev. Athelstan and the boarhound.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
  • The boarhound, as if conscious of this appeal to his chivalry, turned a knowing eye on the two girls.

    The Tangled Skein Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy

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