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Half-hunter

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Half-hunter such a watch where that metal case has a small circle of glass let in, so that one can see the time without opening it
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. huntian; A.S. hentan, to seize.

Usage

In literature:

Every half-breed hunter took the old man's suspicious manner as a personal affront.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
The three hunters remaining to the tribe advanced half-heartedly.
"B. C. 30,000" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
There were half a dozen guests at the inn, duck-hunters from New York, but they were evidently still out with their bay-men.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
Here, as a rule, the hunter lurks, motionless, with his pincers half open.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
It is but half what we want; and if any of you had been worthy the name of hunter, you would have taken the other half.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
If I can borrow half a dozen matches, Miss Hunter, I'll be going.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
For some time the half-breed hunter remained at the edge of the cover, listening intently.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
Nearly half the cities of their race were overwhelmed and their inhabitants reduced to savage hunters in the victorious jungles.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
They live by the crook and the bow; half shepherds, half hunters, their flocks wander wild as their prey.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
A hunter was reaching to snatch a shred of half-cooked meat when a woman of the tribe gave a scream that was shrill with fear.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Clayton made his way out of court, followed by the faithful Hunter, and was soon surrounded by half a score of policemen.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
If accompanied by a boy, who carries half the pack, the hunter may take more tools; but the old trapper prefers to travel light.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
In another half-mile the hunters came up with them.
"The Trail of the Sandhill Stag" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
In half an hour the hunters returned with a few rock pigeons, which they roasted as well as they could.
"Abandoned" by Jules Verne
I had some work to do at the office, work that the interview with Hunter had interrupted, and half past eight that night found me at my desk.
"The Window at the White Cat" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Mongolians of the northern half of Asia are almost entirely nomadic, hunters and shepherds or herdsmen.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
A Wisconsin hunter writes that the best breed to catch and kill coyotes are one-half shepherd and one-half hound.
"Hunting Dogs" by Oliver Hartley
The young hunter's ears were on the alert, for he half expected that Barringford might be coming up behind him to cut his bonds.
"Marching on Niagara" by Edward Stratemeyer
We engaged a couple of half-breeds as guides and hunters, one was of English, the other of French parentage.
"The Perils and Adventures of Harry Skipwith" by W.H.G. Kingston
Half a minute later, the starting-gun booms the signal for his hunters to dash in pursuit.
"The Hallowell Partnership" by Katharine Holland Brown
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In poetry:

So from the holly brake he strode
Shouldering the while his hunter's load,
A new slain roe; but there arose
To meet him half a score of those
Whom in fair words he greeted well.
"In Arthur's House" by William Morris

In news:

Hunters have discovered the remains of a 59-year-old Canadian man who was missing in the wilderness near the Nevada-Idaho line since he and his wife got stranded a year and a half ago.
Free State's Hunter Pierce, with ball, is congratulated by teammates Tony Libeer (7) and Kendall Goodden (6) after a first-half goal.
Hunters Creek home on wooded half-acre lot.
Hunters Creek home on wooded half- acre lot.
The state DNR says a three-and-a-half year old antlerless deer registered by the hunter on November 12th, after it was killed near Burlington.
Hunter Holland rushed for 246 yards and two scores as Carthage dominated the second half and defeated Madison in a Class 3A Division II Region II semifinal.
Their visit to Savannah, Hunter and Fort Stewart lasted about three and a half hours.
According to police, a hunter found the skeletal remains at about 8 am in a wooded area half a mile north of Interstate 80 in East Lackawannock.
North Carolina flags will fly at half-staff at the capitol to honor State Capitol Police Chief W Scott Hunter, who died last week at the age of 49.
Beverly Perdue has ordered that the flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday to honor Hunter, who died Friday after a long illness.
Hunter 's 40 points — he scored 26 in the second half — tied the record for the most points by an IU opponent in Assembly Hall's 41-year history, also tied by Shawn Respert in 1995 and set by Terry Furlow in 1976, both of.
San Francisco receiver Kyle Williams and running back Kendall Hunter both were hurt on the same play during the second half of Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.
Smokey's owner, Howard Hunter, has had an interest in mules for over the last half-decade.
Kendall Hunter had runs of 17 and 14 yards in the first half Saturday.
Oral Roberts ' Hunter McClintock, right, passes the ball around Missouri's Laurence Bowers, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec 16, 2010, in Columbia, Mo.
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