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fox hunting

a sport in which mounted hunters follow hounds in pursuit of a fox.
Origin of fox hunting
First recorded in 1665-75
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fox hunter, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Stag hunting, fox hunting, coursing, come as ready subjects to the transfer-printer.

    Chats on Old Earthenware Arthur Hayden
  • The fox hunting instinct was an inheritance in this part of the country.

    Mistress Anne Temple Bailey
  • Otter hunting in the summer along the swampy, muddy banks of the creeks of Ireland takes the place of fox hunting in the winter.

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • The author is the foremost authority on fox hunting and foxhounds in America.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • fox hunting as practised in England was transported to this country as early as the middle of the eighteenth century.

  • fox hunting, or rather riding to hounds is an art not yet a century old.

    Riding for Ladies Mrs. Power O'Donoghue
  • I had done a good deal of fox hunting the winter before, and father let me keep the bounty money.

  • Being so much interested in fox hunting, our Farmer proceeded, with his usual painstaking care, to build up a pack of hounds.

    George Washington: Farmer Paul Leland Haworth
  • Since fox hunting first commenced, however, the system of the sport has been much changed.

  • One of Clarence's friends had a fox hound that we would keep with us for fox hunting.

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