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Spartan Dog

A blood-hound; a blood-thirsty man.

O Spartan dog,
More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea.

Shakespeare: Othello, v. ii.

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