fox-hunting


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fox-hunting

n
(Hunting) a sport in which hunters follow a pack of hounds in pursuit of a fox
ˈfox-ˌhunter n
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fox-hunting

[ˈfɒksˌhʌntɪŋ] ncaccia alla volpe
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It is no more to me than if you talked of women going fox-hunting: whether it is admirable in them or not, I shall not follow them.
During the progress of this memorable holiday, little Rawdon, if he had got no special liking for his uncle, always awful and cold and locked up in his study, plunged in justice-business and surrounded by bailiffs and farmers--has gained the good graces of his married and maiden aunts, of the two little folks of the Hall, and of Jim of the Rectory, whom Sir Pitt is encouraging to pay his addresses to one of the young ladies, with an understanding doubtless that he shall be presented to the living when it shall be vacated by his fox-hunting old sire.
'Among those who once had dealings with this man, gentlemen--that's from twenty to five-and-twenty years ago--there was one: a rough fox-hunting, hard-drinking gentleman, who had run through his own fortune, and wanted to squander away that of his sister: they were both orphans, and she lived with him and managed his house.
He still has an unfortunate predilection for the pleasures of the table, against which I have to struggle and watch; but he has begun to notice his boy, and that is an increasing source of amusement to him within-doors, while his fox-hunting and coursing are a sufficient occupation for him without, when the ground is not hardened by frost; so that he is not wholly dependent on me for entertainment.
But inwardly she hoped for something better than this blend of Sunday church and fox-hunting. If only someone had been upset!
JEREMY Hunt has insisted that changing the law on fox-hunting would not be his "priority" as Prime Minister, after he came under fire for saying he would move to see the blood sport legalised.
AT last a voice of reason regarding fox-hunting and a rational, well informed one at that (PM backs hunting, June 7).
Which is why May is presenting repeal as a question of continuity and consistency."Personally," she said,"I have always been in favour of fox hunting, and we maintain our commitment, we have had a commitment previously as a Conservative Party, to allow a free vote." By nodding toward the fox-hunting lobby, of course, May is shoring up her flank, securing a traditional Conservative vote in the shires that might be put off by her iconoclastic and potentially damaging embrace of social and economic policies designed to court what she calls"ordinary working families" in"the mainstream" of British society.
SCOTTISH nationalists last night agreed to join Labour and Tory rebels in opposing David Cameron's bid to relax fox-hunting rules.
THE SNP's new MPs have been challenged to join Labour in opposing a repeal on the fox-hunting ban in England.
Fox-hunting replaced deer-hunting as the favorite aristocratic sport when the number of deer in England diminished.
ALONG with 20,000 other people, I have signed up to Brian May's Facebook SAVE-ME campaign which highlights that a future Conservative government would repeal the hard-won Labour victory of a ban on hunting with dogs, and in particular the cruel "sport" of fox-hunting.