kennel


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to kennel: Kennel club, Kennel cough

kennel

1. the lair of a fox or other animal
2. a pack of hounds
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in classic literature ?
I must have a look at them!" And he came out of his Kennel, and walked solemnly up to the children.
At this alarm, the hounds of Natty rushed out of their bark kennel, and commenced their long, piteous howls, leaping about as if half frantic, though restrained by the leashes of buckskin by which they were fastened.
No reply was made, the dogs having returned to their kennel at the sound of his voice.
“It is impossible,” said Edwards; “it is not an hour since I saw him in his kennel.”
"That is how the new water-tap runs out in the kennel," said Farag.
From an isolated phenomenon in a barge it became a permanent institution with brick-built kennels ashore, and an influence social, political, and administrative, co-terminous with the boundaries of the province.
He was determined to show who was master in that house, and when commands would not draw Nana from the kennel, he lured her out of it with honeyed words, and seizing her roughly, dragged her from the nursery.
'The kinchins, my dear,' said Fagin, 'is the young children that's sent on errands by their mothers, with sixpences and shillings; and the lay is just to take their money away--they've always got it ready in their hands,--then knock 'em into the kennel, and walk off very slow, as if there were nothing else the matter but a child fallen down and hurt itself.
Hold the torch up till I've got to the end of the court, and then kennel yourself, do you hear?'
"All right, all right, put him back in the kennels," Collins ordered hurriedly.--"Now, you fellows, all ready!
Johnny, instead of immediately obeying the order and taking Michael back to the kennels, lingered in the hope of seeing the orchestra leader whirled chattering around on his stool.
They came and went, resided in the populous kennels, or lived obscurely in the recesses of the house after the fashion of Toots, the Japanese pug, or Ysabel, the Mexican hairless,--strange creatures that rarely put nose out of doors or set foot to ground.