Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Sleuth-Hound.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A blood-hound which follows the sleuth or track of an animal. (Slot, the track of a deer, is the Anglo-Saxon slœting, Icelandic, sloth, trail; Dutch, sloot.)   1
        “There is a law also among the Borderers in time of peace, that whose denieth entrance or sute of a sleuth-hound in pursuit made after fellons and stolen goods, shall be holden as accessarie unto the theft.”—Holinshed: Description of Scotland, p. 14.



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