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ven·er·y 1

n. pl. ven·er·ies Archaic
The indulgence in or pursuit of sexual activity.

[Middle English venerie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin veneria, from Latin venus, vener-, desire, love; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

ven·er·y 2

n. pl. ven·er·ies Archaic
The act or sport of hunting; the chase.

[Middle English venerie, from Old French, from vener, to hunt, from Latin vēnārī; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈvɛnərɪ; ˈviː-)
archaic the pursuit of sexual gratification
[C15: from Medieval Latin veneria, from Latin venus love, Venus1]


(ˈvɛnərɪ; ˈviː-)
(Hunting) the art, sport, lore, or practice of hunting, esp with hounds; the chase
[C14: from Old French venerie, from vener to hunt, from Latin vēnārī]


(ˈvɛn ə ri)

n. Archaic.
the gratification of sexual desire.
[1490–1500; < Latin vener- (see Venus); compare Latin venera amours]


(ˈvɛn ə ri)

n. Archaic.
the practice or sport of hunting; the chase.
[1275–1325; < Middle French, =ven(er) to hunt (« Latin vēnāri) + -erie -ery]


1. Archaic. the sport, practice, or art of hunting or the chase.
2. the animals that are hunted.
See also: Hunting
Archaic. sexual activity; the gratification of sexual impulses.
See also: Sex


 wild animals which are hunted as game, 1350.
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I know no one but myself who is acquainted with the noble art of venery.
Wyeth was immediately for pursuing them, rifle in hand, but saw evident signs of dissatisfaction in his half-breed hunters; who considered him as trenching upon their province, and meddling with things quite above his capacity; for these veterans of the wilderness are exceedingly pragmatical, on points of venery and woodcraft, and tenacious of their superiority; looking down with infinite contempt upon all raw beginners.
She looked upon venery as the natural occupation for men and women, and was ever ready with precept and example from her own wide experience.
During this time, deer and pheasants were left to the free enjoyment of their nature, hunted so lazily that, it was said, the art of venery ran great risk of degenerating at the court of France.
Close behind the pack rode a fourrier and a yeoman-pricker, whooping on the laggards and encouraging the leaders, in the shrill half-French jargon which was the language of venery and woodcraft.
They wonder why I came not to revile venery and vice; and verily, I came not to warn against pickpockets either!
in the concupisible part; and in the Brutes, these are excited and acted in the (o) animal Nature by a kind of necessary Connexion between the Object and the passion, that they excite and for the most part they exercise them as fully and as durably as the Object or the Phantasm thereof, abides (p) before them, for they are (q) under the Regiment of the superior faculty, but are but the various habitudes & motions of the animal appetite, which is the supream imperative faculty in the Animal Nature; (17) Again, their sensuall Motions of the same animall appetite touching Eating and Drinking and venery, there are two things observable; 1.
Crispinella's concluding statement, cleverly reversing the gender of the usual argumentative gambit from "he" to "she," states the theme of the play and expresses the playwright's point of view, as does her earlier remark, "Let's ne'er be ashamed to speak what we be not ashamed to think; I dare as boldly speak venery as think venery" (3.
In this amatory tradition, we know, the relationship of hunting a deer to hunting a woman, or a dear, is sexual (the archaic term venery means both hunting for wild prey and sexual indulgence).
Thursday, Thorium from Thor titanic (noun and adjective) and Titanium from the Titans Tuesday from Tiu, ancient Germanic god of' war venery (also French Vendredi) from Venus volcano and vulcanize from the god Vulcan Wednesday from Woden or Odin west and vesper related to Hesperos zeal perhaps from Zelus
Bradbury's refusal to join the cult of venery won him the admiration of Russell Kirk and the scorn of numerous critics.
Nano provides a stable platform for your front foot that allows you to keep your rear foot free to build momentum, carve sharp turns, and perform a wide venery of tricks.