He used indeed a very coarse expression, which need not be here inserted; as fox-hunters
, who alone will understand it, will easily suggest it to themselves.
I gripped Raffles in token of my triumph, and he nodded as he scanned the overwhelming majority of flushed fox-hunters
. With the exception of one stripling, evidently the son of the house, they were in evening pink to a man; and as I say, their faces matched their coats.
He would blandly kiss his white mice and twitter to his canary-birds amid an assembly of English fox-hunters
, and would only pity them as barbarians when they were all laughing their loudest at him.
Florid, with white hair, the face of an old Jupiter, and the figure of an old fox-hunter
, he enlivened the vale of Thyme from end to end on his big, cantering chestnut.
"A coursing fellow, though," said Sir James, with a fox-hunter
He was warmly attached to church and state, and never appointed to the living in his gift any but a three-bottle man and a first-rate fox-hunter
. He mistrusted the honesty of all poor people who could read and write, and had a secret jealousy of his own wife (a young lady whom he had married for what his friends called 'the good old English reason,' that her father's property adjoined his own) for possessing those accomplishments in a greater degree than himself.
Murray was, by all accounts, a blustering, roystering, country squire: a devoted fox-hunter
, a skilful horse-jockey and farrier, an active, practical farmer, and a hearty bon vivant.
Well, there's the bankers, Rupert Murdoch, the fox-hunters
, the hare-coursers and the terrier men, non doms, very rich people, Jeremy Clarkson and Tory newspaper proprietors.
Indeed, as the agricultural depression worsened in the late nineteenth century, many farmers became more hostile towards gentlemen fox-hunters
and resentful of the damage done to their crops and livestock by hunters and foxes, the latter of which were often imported from foreign parts.
Please do not let any frenzy about this give fox-hunters
ammunition to force a government debate on bringing back foxhunting with dogs.
turned out in record numbers yesterday for their traditional Boxing Day meets - even though the blood sport is officially banned.
'I say loud and clear to the fox-hunters
: you live in a Parliamentary democracy, you lost the argument, now respect what is soon to be the law of the land.