English version

whippet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals, Sport
whippetwhip‧pet /ˈwɪpɪt/ noun [countable]  HBADSa small thin racing dog like a greyhound
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whippetA tangled ball of dried grass raced back towards Aulef like a whippet bound for home.Nabokov, who is exceedingly peremptory with all translators of Flaubert, renders this as whippet.He is telling Larry about his whippets.It took forty-seven stitches to put that whippet back together but it lived.I knew him once, I knew the whippets.He ran, often, up the Heath with the whippets, in the deadest night.Some men thought more about their whippets or their pigeons - they thought nowt of slinging the wife out on the street.
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