Thursday, December 19, 2013

D is for . . .deer . . .deerhound

Image and definition 'sampled' from: 
Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language; copyright 1989.

Back to the animals . . .a 'two-fer' this time...

deer, n., pl,  deer, (occasionally) deers. 1. any
 of several ruminants of the family Cervidae, most of
 the males of which have solid, deciduous horns or
 antlers. ...


deer-hound, n, one of a Scottish breed of large dogs
 having a shaggy, gray, or brindled coat.

A mention of deer (or "occasionally deers") seems appropriate at this time of year as the species Rangifer tarandus, reindeer, comes easily to mind now.

While deerhound reminds me of an old British mystery tale, featuring the mysterious moors surrounding a medieval castle.

Next up . . .the letter 'E ... e '..!!