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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.
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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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LLC is acting as financial advisor to Griffon for its acquisition of ClosetMaid.
The Oregon that Griffon encountered when he arrived here in 1890 had an ambiguous relationship to race.
Despite that kind of overt racism, Griffon clearly made friends in the white community, Card said, including the local sheriff and his wife; she employed Griffon for odd jobs.
Perhaps the newest bit of information Card unearthed for his presentation was a second photograph of Griffon.
While the identification is not certain, a group photo of staff members outside a building at the UO in 1896 shows a man who resembles the only other known photo of Griffon. The caption identifies the man as "Wiley Janitor."
One record, for example, seems to suggest that Griffon's father was from Denmark; Card showed that that was almost certainly a misreading of illegible handwriting elsewhere.