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whelp

1. a young offspring of certain animals, esp of a wolf or dog
2. Nautical any of the ridges, parallel to the axis, on the drum of a capstan to keep a rope, cable, or chain from slipping
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Dave Hunt's greybeard, who was whelped in May 2003, attempts to become the first eight year-old ever to win under rules.
An A9 contest would normally raise little more than passing interest, but this particular contest consisted of a field of six runners whelped in every year from 2003.
An unnamed black dog out of Federation of British Greyhound Owners' Association Chairman Stuart Locke-Hart's popular bitch Penn Lacey and Droopys Scholari won the Greyhound Trainers Association Trophy (puppies whelped April, June 08) for Russell Samson.
SHELBOURNE NINA, winner of the Brighton Belle and Midland Oaks for Hove trainer Brian Clemenson in 2005, has whelped a litter of 11 to Westmead Hawk - ironically, the winner of the last race she ran in.
Broadway Sizzler whelped a litter of pups toWestmead Hawk earlier in the year, and White added: "I'd like to thank Craig Dawson of Target Kennels who whelped her down and got her back to fitness.