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Quotation by Shakespeare
My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flewed, so sanded; and their heads are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew; Crook-kneed, and dewlapped like Thessalian bulls; Slow in pursuit, but matched in mouth like bells, Each under each.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Theseus, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 4, sc. 1, l. 119-24.
Praising sand-colored ("sanded") hunting dogs; "flews" are the large hanging chaps of a hound; Thessaly was in ancient Greece.
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