lyam-hound
or lyme-hound noun Etymology: obsolete lyam leash Date: 1527 archaic bloodhound

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  • Lyam hound — 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

  • 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

  • lyam-hound — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun archaic : bloodhound …   Useful english dictionary

  • lyme-hound — noun see lyam hound …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

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

  • lime-hound — limeˈ hound ● lyam …   Useful english dictionary

  • Liam — 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

  • 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

  • Bloodhound — For other uses, see Bloodhound (disambiguation). Bloodhound Male Bloodhound Other names Chien de Saint Hubert St. Hubert Hound Sleuth hound Country of origin Belgium/France or England/Scotland …   Wikipedia

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