fox hunting

Origin of fox hunting

First recorded in 1665–75
Related formsfox hunter, noun
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Contemporary Examples of fox-hunting

  • Fox-hunting bans and motor transport have played their part in the literary decline.

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Historical Examples of fox-hunting

  • They never got over their love for fox-hunting and pigeon-shooting.

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    M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan

  • From all that I could learn, head-hunting is a sport, like fox-hunting in England.

  • Fox-hunting for two centuries has been the natural pastime of the Virginia gentry.

  • The said ham was just prepared for the colonels supper; but in fox-hunting all is forgiven.

  • Fox-hunting is not the theme, but the conversation is loud, animated, and discursive.

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British Dictionary definitions for fox-hunting

fox-hunting

noun
  1. a sport in which hunters follow a pack of hounds in pursuit of a fox
Derived Formsfox-hunter, noun
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Word Origin and History for fox-hunting
n.

1670s, from fox (n.) + hunting. Related: Fox-hunt; fox-hunter.

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