noun see lyam-hound

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  • lyme-hound — /luym hownd /, n. lyam hound. * * * …   Universalium

  • lyme-hound — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ variant of lyam hound …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lyme — Lyam A bloodhound. It was so named after the lyam or leash used by its handler during a hunt. The lyam hound was used to track game, e.g. deer or boar, by scent. Cf. Lyam; Brachet; Greyhound; Lymer …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • ly|am-hound — «LY uhm HOWND», noun. = bloodhound. (Cf. ↑bloodhound) Also, lyme hound. ╂[< Old French liem a leash, (ultimately < Latin līgare to bind) + hound] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lyam-hound — or lyme hound noun Etymology: obsolete lyam leash Date: 1527 archaic bloodhound …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lyam-hound — /luy euhm hownd /, n. Archaic. a bloodhound. Also, lyme hound. [1520 30; obs. lyam leash ( < MF liem L ligamen a band, tie, equiv. to liga(re) to tie + men n. suffix) + HOUND1] * * * …   Universalium

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