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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For there," and he pointed due west, "is much hunting; but between lies a great place where there is no food and no water, so they must go that way," and again he swung his hand through the half-circle that explained to Tarzan the great detour the apes made to come to their hunting ground to the west.
Far in the distance he saw another range of mountains beyond which he felt must lie the hunting ground of the Mangani.
Beyond them he knew must be the fertile hunting grounds of which Manu had told.
Towns of the Free and Generous Spirits- Happy Hunting Grounds.
To this rendezvous repair the various brigades of trappers from their widely separated hunting grounds, bringing in the products of their year's campaign.
The runners from the people on the Big-river, tell us that your nation have traded with the Tawney-faces who live beyond the salt- lake, and that the prairies are now the hunting grounds of the Big- knives
MARCUS TRESCOTHICK may have celebrated the first landmark of England's tour to Bangladesh prematurely but otherwise he enjoyed an almost faultless return to his happy hunting ground of the sub-continent.
Officials said recent controlled burns in the foothills or possibly older, more territorial mountain lions may have sent the big cat searching for a new hunting ground.
Indeed, he notes, the Eagle nebula may qualify as a prime hunting ground for brown dwarfs--objects that never accumulated enough mass to become full-fledged stars.
There is an enormous untapped potential for this deposit type in Canada and this part of the NWT provides the ideal hunting ground for the next outstanding deposit within this class.
ONCE it was a burial site but, with four wins from four since 2003, Murrayfield is now a happy hunting ground for Ireland.
The tiny North Atlantic outpost has not been a happy hunting ground in the past but the curse of the Faroes finally came to an end thanks to goals from Shaun Maloney and Garry O'Connor.