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n.1.A huntsman who keeps the hounds from wandering, and whips them in, if necessary, to the of chase.
2.Hence, one who enforces the discipline of a party, and urges the attendance and support of the members on all necessary occasions.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Violette, born in France but raised in Stockwell, London, last visited the Lucas Family - Uncle Harry was whipperin for the South Herefordshire Hunt - in May 1944.
The Trevor Jameson-trained winner Tictac Jet was returned 6-4 joint-second favourite with runner-up Farloe Padre, while third-placed Mick And Bernie was the 4-5 favourite and whipperin Moscow Tears a 6-1 shot.
The minimum margin again separated Tain Sam from fourth-placed Tio Loco and, yes, it was also a short-head back to whipperin Ballymac Gooch.