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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
Related forms
fox hunter, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The author is the foremost authority on fox hunting and foxhounds in America.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • The fox hunting instinct was an inheritance in this part of the country.

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

    Riding for Ladies Mrs. Power O'Donoghue
  • Clarence was always interested in fox hunting and had a trap line too.

  • 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
  • I had done a good deal of fox hunting the winter before, and father let me keep the bounty money.

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

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

  • He kept a pack of hounds, which were frequently employed in fox hunting.

    Historic Shrines of America

    John T. (John Thomson) Faris

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