Lurcher

The lurcher is a type of dog originating in Ireland and parts of Great Britain. Brian Plummer identifies the Norfolk lurcher as the predecessor of the modern lurcher. While not a pure breed, it is generally a cross between a sighthound and any other non-sighthound breed, usually a pastoral dog or terrier, dependent on the attributes desired by the...
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Lurcher

• (n.) One of a mongrel breed of dogs said to have been a cross between the sheep dog, greyhound, and spaniel. It hunts game silently, by scent, and is often used by poachers. • (n.) One that lurches or lies in wait; one who watches to pilfer, or to betray or entrap; a poacher. • (n.) A glutton; a gormandizer.Lurcher: words in the de...
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Lurcher

Lurch'er noun [ See Lurch to lurk.] 1. One that lurches or lies in wait; one who watches to pilfer, or to betray or entrap; a poacher. 2. (Zoology) One of a mongrel breed of dogs said to have been a cross between the sheep dog, greyhound, and spaniel. It hunts game silently...
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Lurcher

A crossbred hound.
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Lurcher

A crossbred hound.
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Lurcher

The lurcher is a breed of dog crossed between a greyhound and a sheep dog and originally used for poaching. They have keen sight and sense of smell and wonderful instinct, answering its master silently in response to hand signals. The lurcher lies in wait for game, such as hares, rabbits, partridges, etc, drives them into nets, runs them down, or s...
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