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Sleuth-Hound

A blood-bound which follows the sleuth or track of an animal. (Slot, the track of a deer, is the Anglo-Saxon sloeting, Icelandic, sloth, trail; Dutch, sloot.)

“There is a law also among the Borderers in time of peace, that whoso denieth entrance or sute of a sleuth-bound in pursuit made after fellons and stolen goods, shall be holden as accessarie unto the theft.” —Holinshed: Description of Scotland, p. 14.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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