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 Al’ako.Alar’con. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Alans.
 
Large dogs, of various species, used for hunting deer.   1
        “Skins of animals slain in the chase were stretched on the ground … and upon a heap of these lay 3 alans, as they were called, i.e., wolf greyhounds of the largest size.”—Sir W. Scott: The Talisman, chap. vi.
 


 Al’ako.Alar’con. 

 
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