Hound of Crete. A blood-hound.
“Coupe le gorge, that's the word. I thee defy again, O hound
Shakespeare: Henry V.,
The Infamy of Crete.
There lay stretched
The infamy of Crete, detested brood
Of the feigned heifer.
xii. (Cary's translation).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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