Full record for spacehound n.

OED requirements antedating 1940
Earliest cite Nelson S. Bond, 'Shall Stay These Couriers . . .'
Comment Mike Christie submitted a 1940 cite from Nelson S. Bond's "Legacy".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from A. E. Van Vogt's "Project Spaceship".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1941 cite from F. E. Hardart's "The Beast of Space".
Mike Christie submitted a 1940 cite from Nelson S. Bond's "'Shall Stay These Couriers . . .'".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from Kenneth Putnam's "Dud".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1956 reprint of Theodore Sturgeon's "Last Laugh"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1951 original.
Mike Christie submitted a 1940 cite from George Danzell's "Castaway".

We would like to locate a cite from a version of E.E. Smith's "Spacehounds of IPC" predating 1940; the story was originally serialized in Amazing Stories between July and September 1931.

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Citations for spacehound n.

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1940 Astounding Sci. Fiction Dec. 38/2 But Hawkins was an old spacehound, just barely hanging on.
1940 N. S. Bond ‘Shall Stay These Couriers‥’ in Thrilling Wonder Stories Nov. 83/2 For a hard-bitten old spacehound, he knows more about botany than any man I've ever met.
1940 ‘G. Danzell’ Castaway in Planet Stories Winter 37/2 He was a good man, Cap McNeally. A hardened spacehound, canny and wise to the ways of the void, always on deck in moments of emergency. That's why the IPS, the Corporation for which we work, had placed him in command of the Antigone, finest and fastest ship in the fleet.
1948 K. Putnam Dud in Thrilling Wonder Stories Apr. 90/1 What in all infested outer space does that spacehound mean by talking to me like that?
1951 T. Sturgeon Last Laugh in Other Worlds Mar. 7/2 I'm just an old space-hound, but I know what I'm talking about.