A hasty lunch was eaten in midair, with the Sea Eagle still winging her way like a grayhound of the sky.
Lightfoot—for that was the name of the other—was an English grayhound.
He looked down like a compassionate mastiff upon a distressed Italian grayhound.
A lover to whom she had turned a deaf ear had left the country, begging ere he went her acceptance of a lovely Italian grayhound.
The foxhound is a cross of the bloodhound, the grayhound, the bulldog and the chump.
I did so; and as he listened, I saw a tear fall on the beautiful head of the grayhound, whom he bent over to caress.
I won't repeat it to you, because it's wickedly sad, and grayhound Gelert was so much nobler than most people.
In the same field, the cow eats grass; the grayhound hunts the hare; and the stork helps himself to the frogs.
I was so vexed, so distressed, because it was almost sunset and the boar seemed to be going strongly and faster than a grayhound.
Jack Brown was just out of his time when his master Williams died in that terrible drunken fit at the grayhound.
Old English grighund, from grig- "bitch" + hund "dog" (see hound (n.)). The name usually is said to have nothing to do with color, and most are not gray. The Old Norse form of the word is preserved in Hjalti's couplet that almost sparked war between pagans and Christians in early Iceland:
Vilkat goð geyja
grey þykkjumk Freyja
I will not blaspheme the gods,
but I think Freyja is a bitch
(Prov. 30:31), the rendering of the Hebrew _zarzir mothnayim_, meaning literally "girded as to the lions." Some (Gesen.; R.V. marg.) render it "war-horse." The LXX. and Vulgate versions render it "cock." It has been by some interpreters rendered also "stag" and "warrior," as being girded about or panoplied, and "wrestler." The greyhound, however, was evidently known in ancient times, as appears from Egyptian monuments.