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verb as in follow

noun as in someone who accompanies another

noun as in investigator; scout

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This short film by Backroad Creative follows Copa, a bird dog who has been by the side of Orvis president Simon Perkins for 14 years.

With one successful mission under its belt, the OSS began to use Schwend as a “bird dog” for other hidden assets.

An apiarist, he lives in Austin, with his wife, Lorin, their three children, and a hyperactive bird dog named Biscuit.

He seemed to look at nothing, now—like a bird-dog that senses the nearness of the invisible quarry.

With the exception of the bird dog the beagle has the finest scent of the whole dog family.

The bird dog knows of the presence of a game bird before he can see it.

His bird-dog lay on the mat outside the door and sprang forward with a joyous whine to meet him.

Then he takes a rapid horse, a zealous bird dog and an improved double barrel duck destroyer and communes with nature.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bird-dog, such as: investigate, pursue, shadow, tail, track, and trail.

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