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griffon:

see Brussels griffonBrussels griffon,
breed of sturdy toy dog developed in Belgium in the 18th and 19th cent. It stands about 8 in. (20.3 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 6 to 12 lb (2.7–5.5 kg). There are two varieties, the wirehaired and the smooth.
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; wirehaired pointing griffonwirehaired pointing griffon,
breed of medium-sized sporting dog developed in Holland and France in the late 19th cent. It stands about 22 in. (56 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 45 and 60 lb (20.4–27.2 kg).
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griffin, griffon, gryphon

A mythological beast having a lion’s body with an eagle’s head and wings; used decoratively.

griffon

1. any of various small wire-haired breeds of dog, originally from Belgium
2. any large vulture of the genus Gyps, of Africa, S Europe, and SW Asia, having a pale plumage with black wings: family Accipitridae (hawks)
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The art of translation is subjective, however; Rav Saadiah Gaon and other contemporary scholars in the field of biblical zoology say that nshr (Hebrew) and aetoi (Greek) both refer to vultures--specifically the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus).
The griffon vulture was removed to Thumama wildlife reserve outside Riyadh where, far from being arrested, it is being well cared for and, according to Dr.
Manager Amy Craggs said: "Hills will be the only Griffon Vulture in the North East and one of only four in the country.
GRIFFITH PARK - The Cape Griffon vultures spread their wings, craned their necks and groaned before a tumbling cascade of ground meat and dead rats.
Although I'm unaware of any California condor casualties, the death toll has included golden eagles at Altamont, griffon vultures in Spain, migratory songbirds, even bats (4,000 red bats in a single migration season at Backbone Mountain, Virginia).
A total of 65 different species were found stuffed including a newborn tiger cub, an adult tiger, a wol a huge Green turtle, a griffon vulture and an elephant's foot.
Mamas in Morphou to the nesting grounds of the Cyprus griffon vulture on the Paphos coast, through its partners, the US assistance program worked to improve conditions on the island not just for those who call it home but more fundamentally for the cause of peace.
However, large carnivores - as well as scavenger raptors such as the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) and bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) - are still under serious threat, especially from poisoning, even in protected areas.
The griffon vulture was carrying a GPS transmitter bearing the name of Tel Aviv University, prompting rumours it was part of a "Zionist plot".
A giant was a mixed enjoyed of the skies The bird which brought down the plane is most likely to be a griffon vulture - the largest and heaviest species in the Himalayas.
Griffon vulture is included in Bulgaria's Red Book of endangered species