hunting ground


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hunting ground

n
1. (Hunting) the area of a hunt
2. Also called: happy hunting ground any place containing a supply of what is wanted or in which a search is conducted: some resorts are a happy hunting ground for souvenirs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hunting ground - a place where opportunities abound
chance, opportunity - a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
2.hunting ground - an area in which game is hunted
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
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When you change your hunting ground we will change ours, Meriem and I, and so remain near you; but we shall not dwell among you.
Of late he had become more accustomed to it with the passing of many soldiers through his ancient hunting ground, and as the soldiers had frightened away a great part of the game Sheeta had been wont to feed upon, the days had been lean, and Sheeta was hungry.
His hunting ground is more full of game than the churchyard where the UnDead woman sleeps, and the one old man watch.
To this rendezvous repair the various brigades of trappers from their widely separated hunting grounds, bringing in the products of their year's campaign.
Shere Khan, the Big One, has shifted his hunting grounds.
The Law of the Jungle, which never orders anything without a reason, forbids every beast to eat Man except when he is killing to show his children how to kill, and then he must hunt outside the hunting grounds of his pack or tribe.
The pale faces have driven the red-skins from their hunting grounds, and now when they fight, a white man leads the way.
But so far is he from having any desire for a more accurate knowledge of the earth's surface, that he said he should prefer not to know the sources of the Nile, and that there should be some unknown regions preserved as hunting grounds for the poetic imagination.
Numa, the lion, caught the scent of man, and warily stalked it until he came within sight of his prey upon the head of the mighty tusker; then he turned, growling and muttering, away in search of more propitious hunting grounds.
Men of wealth in England and Ireland were enlarging their sheep pastures and their hunting grounds by buying up land and removing villages, and Goldsmith, like Sir Thomas More, two hundred years earlier, and likewise patriots of all times, deeply regretted the tendency.
Llandrindod Wells has proved to be a happy hunting ground for Jones who won the Mid Wales Junior title there when 16 and only last year helped Newtown to the Mid Wales team trophy.
Northampton has never been a happy hunting ground for the Grecians - their last victory here was back in 1973.