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 Hou’goumontHou’qua. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hound.
 
To hound a person is to persecute him, or rather to set on persons to annoy him, as hounds are let from the slips at a hare or stag.   1
        “As he who only lets loose a greyhound out of the slip is said to hound him at the hare.”—Bramhall.
 


 Hou’goumontHou’qua. 

 
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