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Still-hunt   Listen
Still-hunt  n.  A hunting for game in a quiet and cautious manner, or under cover; stalking; hence, colloquially, the pursuit of any object quietly and cautiously.

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"Still-hunt" Quotes from Famous Books

... wants a still-hunt! Them still-hunt, that we could scarce get along the broadest runway 'thout makin' noises a deer'd hear half a mile! Still-hunt! Still-hunt, after we'd been runnin' the hounds for a week and they'd shot off 'bout a thousand rounds o' ca'tridges round camp 'n' comin' ...
— The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier • Edgar Beecher Bronson

... action.] Pursuit — N. pursuit; pursuing &c v.; prosecution; pursuance; enterprise &c (undertaking) 676; business &c 625; adventure &c (essay) 675; quest &c (search) 461; scramble, hue and cry, game; hobby; still-hunt. chase, hunt, battue^, race, steeple chase, hunting, coursing; venation, venery; fox chase; sport, sporting; shooting, angling, fishing, hawking; shikar (Geog loc:India). pursuer; hunter, huntsman; shikari (Geog loc:India), sportsman, Nimrod; hound &c 366. V. pursue, prosecute, follow; ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

Words linked to "Still-hunt" :   run, ambush, hunt

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