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talbot

[tawl-buh t, tal-] /ˈtɔl bət, ˈtæl-/
noun
1.
a hound with long pendent ears.
Origin of talbot
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English: dog's name, orig. man's nickname < Old French

Talbot

[tawl-buh t or for 3, tal-] /ˈtɔl bət or for 3, ˈtæl-/
noun
1.
Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, 1660–1718, British statesman: prime minister 1714.
2.
William Henry Fox, 1800–77, English pioneer in photography.
3.
a male given name.
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  • talbot, whose wife had recently died, at once fell under the old spell, and this time he was not refused.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall W. R. H. Trowbridge
  • "I'm afraid we have no right to ask the explanation," whispered talbot into M'Nab's ear.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
  • "Here comes that talbot van Alsted," said Blanche, bursting at last into a loud whisper.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • There, as he passed, Mark thought he overheard talbot's voice.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
  • The fame of the Straus family—its great ingenuity and ability—had long since passed outside of the boundaries of talbot County.

    The Romance of a Great Store Edward Hungerford
British Dictionary definitions for talbot

talbot

/ˈtɔːlbət/
noun
1.
(formerly) an ancient breed of large hound, usually white or light-coloured, having pendulous ears and strong powers of scent
Word Origin
C16: supposed to have been brought to England by the Talbot family

Talbot

/ˈtɔːlbət/
noun
1.
(William Henry) Fox. 1800–77, British scientist, a pioneer of photography, who developed the calotype process
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