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view halloa

or view halloo

noun, Fox Hunting.
the shout made by a hunter on seeing a fox break cover.
Origin of view halloa
First recorded in 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The baronet, with the lungs of a northerly gale, uttered the "view halloo," which was caught up and repeated by the rest.

    George Cruikshank's Omnibus George Cruikshank
  • The Cavaliers gave a view halloo, and cried, 'God save the King!'

    Stray Pearls Charlotte M. Yonge
  • This remark set both her daughter and me blushing furiously, and Mrs. Ellmer, figuratively speaking, gave the 'view halloo.'

  • Then it was Blackmore who gave the “view halloo,” and my heart gave a mighty leap.

    Down the Columbia Lewis R. Freeman
  • It began softly too, but when it reached the "view halloo," it rang boldly.

    Explorers of the Dawn Mazo de la Roche
  • But the "view halloo" was quickly dropped and the tonguing of the dog was now in short, high-pitched yelps at one place.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
  • There was a Rugby scrum in the refectory, and hunting-men cried the "view halloo!"

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
British Dictionary definitions for view halloo

view halloo

a huntsman's cry uttered when the quarry is seen breaking cover or shortly afterwards
a shout indicating an abrupt appearance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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