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Whipper-in   Listen
Whipper-in

noun
1.
Huntsman's assistant in managing the hounds.






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"Whipper-in" Quotes from Famous Books



... sagacity, in presence of the squire. One day in particular he exhibited himself with uncommon advantage; and Mr. Tyrrel without further delay proposed to his father, to take him into his family, and make him whipper-in to his hounds, till he could provide him with some more lucrative appointment ...
— Caleb Williams - Things As They Are • William Godwin

... well for thee that thou art not a young beagle instead of a grey-headed bookman, or that rambling vein of thine would often bring thee under the lash of the whipper-in! Off thou art and away in pursuit of the smallest game that rises ...
— Colloquies on Society • Robert Southey



Words linked to "Whipper-in" :   helper, help, assistant, supporter



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