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talbot

[tawl-buh t, tal-]
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noun
  1. a hound with long pendent ears.

Origin of talbot

1350–1400; Middle English: dog's name, orig. man's nickname < Old French

Talbot

[tawl-buh t or for 3, tal-]
noun
  1. Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury,1660–1718, British statesman: prime minister 1714.
  2. William Henry Fox,1800–77, English pioneer in photography.
  3. a male given name.
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  • Talbot having been afterwards made the first Earl of Shrewsbury.

  • "You think so, Mark," said Talbot, with a smile of significant meaning.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • "Cleverly done, by Jove," cried Talbot, in an ecstacy of admiration.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • "No, but to claim your estate and fortune," said Talbot, hurriedly.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • There, as he passed, Mark thought he overheard Talbot's voice.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever


British Dictionary definitions for talbot

talbot

noun
  1. (formerly) an ancient breed of large hound, usually white or light-coloured, having pendulous ears and strong powers of scent

Word Origin

C16: supposed to have been brought to England by the Talbot family

Talbot

noun
  1. (William Henry) Fox . 1800–77, British scientist, a pioneer of photography, who developed the calotype process
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