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BarthBuchmann
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Post by BarthBuchmann » December 17th, 2016, 6:47 am

As an evidence of their great strength, I saw a wolf, while running at full speed, seize the Siberian wolfhound Zlooem by the shoulder and throw him bodily into the air, landing him on his back several feet away, and yet this wolf did not weigh as much as the dog.

Have looked in many references and have not found anything. Is this a proper name?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks! 8-)
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Post by TriciaG » December 17th, 2016, 7:23 am

It looks like a proper name to me.

If it were up to me, I'd probably pronounce it like SLOW-'em but with Z. I have no real explanation for my choice, though. :)
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Post by RuthieG » December 17th, 2016, 7:59 am

Definitely a name. Elsewhere in the text one finds:
In the final course two grand specimens of the barzoi were placed in the slips; one of them, Zlooem, a magnificent animal, all power and life, who had won the Czar's gold medal in St. Petersburg in a wolf contest, impressed me forcibly with the idea that, if he once obtained a throat hold, it would be all over with the wolf.
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Post by BarthBuchmann » December 17th, 2016, 9:52 am

I also saw the other text and that is what made me think a proper name. SLOW-'em but with Z it is then.

Thanks to both for your speedy reply.

Barth
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