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hunter

Definitions

  • Marcellin and the hunter
    Marcellin and the hunter
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hunter a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal
    • n Hunter a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
    • n hunter someone who hunts game
    • n hunter a person who searches for something "a treasure hunter"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The lynx, bear and eagle go after the hunters' buffalo carcass The lynx, bear and eagle go after the hunters' buffalo carcass
PROCTOR ON A TALL FOX-HUNTER WHICH RAN AWAY WITH HIM PROCTOR ON A TALL FOX-HUNTER WHICH RAN AWAY WITH HIM
Drawing of a Yosemite Hunter Drawing of a Yosemite Hunter
House-Hunter House-Hunter
THE YOUNG HUNTER THE YOUNG HUNTER
SOUVENIR-HUNTERS OF THE PAST SOUVENIR-HUNTERS OF THE PAST
The hunter faces the three lions The hunter faces the three lions
A stag gazes at his reflection in a lake while hunters approach A stag gazes at his reflection in a lake while hunters approach

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cheese was first made in the Middle East when hunters became herders and realized that milk could solidify (sour milk).
    • Hunter A dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a hunting dog.
    • Hunter A horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting.
    • Hunter A hunting watch, or one of which the crystal is protected by a metallic cover.
    • Hunter (Zoöl) A kind of spider. See Hunting spider, under Hunting.
    • Hunter One who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game; as, a fortune hunter a place hunter . "No keener hunter after glory breathes."
    • Hunter One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: MTV (Music Television) made its debut at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981 The first music-video shown on the rock-video cable channel was, appropriately, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles. MTV's original five veejays were Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, J.J. Jackson and Alan Hunter.
    • n hunter One who hunts; a huntsman; one who engages in the chase of game or other wild animals.
    • n hunter An animal that hunts game or prey, or is employed in the chase; especially, a horse used in hunting.
    • n hunter A large cuckoo, Piaya pluvialis, found in Jamaica.
    • n hunter A spider which hunts for its prey instead of lying in wait for it, as a lycosid or wolf-spider. Also called hunting-spider.
    • n hunter A watch having a double case, that is, two single covers, one covering the works and the other the dial; a hunting-watch. Many antique watches were made with two distinct parts, the one an inner watch with a back of metal and a face of glass, and the other an outer case with only one metal back. In this manner the watch could be used as an open face, or else the dial or glass side of the watch could be reversed and thus protected by its hunting-case.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Chinese, during the reign of Kublai Khan, used lions on hunting expeditions. They trained the big cats to pursue and drag down massive animals from wild bulls to bears and to stay with the kill until the hunter arrived.
    • Hunter (fem. Hunt′ress), one who hunts: a horse used in the chase: a watch whose face is protected, like the reverse, with a metal case
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Quotations

  • African Proverb
    African Proverb
    “Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.”
  • Traditional Saying
    Traditional Saying
    “The patience of the hunter is always greater than that of the prey.”
  • Hari Dass Baba
    Hari Dass Baba
    “You can't teach a hunter it's wrong to kill.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “A dog that barks much is never a good hunter.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

He was as much the hunter as ever.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Hunters and trappers came bringing their families.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Travis was hungry, he was a hunter, and here was meat on the hoof, queer as it looked.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
He had hunted much, though not as a professional hunter.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
But whatever it was that made the noise, it had vanished in time; and the rash hunter returned to his perch with a shamefaced air.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
A hunter and his little son took care of this fire and kept it burning day and night.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
A hunter suitable for a lady should be temperate, sound, strong, safe and clever over fences, and fast enough for his country.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
These hunters had a poor outfit, excepting, of course, their horses.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Chew-chew could tell of many a hunter who lost his life throwing a spear.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Most of the songbirds that filled the country then are still with us, for they were of little commercial value to the hunter.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
The hunters went a hundred yards up the ravine following Anak.
"B. C. 30,000" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
With Mrs. Hunter gone, John took up the task of drilling his young wife in the Hunter ways.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
The hunters came out of it with no wounds worth mentioning, while only two of the savages escaped.
"The Riflemen of the Miami" by Edward S. Ellis
The hunters were mounted on thirty elephants, two hunters on each elephant; so there were sixty hunters altogether.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Mr. Hunter came to meet them as they rode beneath the cottonwoods.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
I am not an experienced hunter.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
We'll take Redruth, Joyce, and Hunter.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But, young as were these hunters from Alaska, they were not inexperienced in mountain-climbing.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
Hunters, Indians, yes, birds and beasts, get lost at times.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
The young hunter had known well the precise spot to aim at, and he had made a perfect shot.
"Two Arrows" by William O. Stoddard
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In poetry:

Leave me by the scarlet maple,
When the journeying shadows fail,
Waiting till the Scarlet Hunter
Pass upon the endless trail.
"The Grave-Tree" by Bliss William Carman
Beneath the feet of slaves we bend,
In pit and prison we are pressed,
The hunters at our necks impend,
We labour still and have no rest.
"Establish Peace" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Clouds of the autumn night,
Under the hunter's moon,--
Ghostly and windy white,--
Whither, like leaves wild strewn,
Take ye your stormy flight?
"Clouds Of The Autumn Night" by Madison Julius Cawein
At last I know the hunter Death will come
And whistle low the call you must obey.
So you will leave me, comrade of my heart,
To take a lonely way.
"To Tim -- An Irish Terrier" by Winifred Mary Letts
The hunter is gone; the spear
is splintered underground; the painted bodies
a dream the world breathed sleeping and forgot.
The nomad feet are still.
"Bora Ring" by Judith Wright
Some vague, faint rumor to the vale
Had crept--perchance a hunter's tale--
Of its wild mirth of waters lost
On the dark woods through which it tossed.
"The Seeking Of The Waterfall" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

"The Bounty Hunter " may not provide the best movie-going experience this weekend.
A reality TV star/ bounty hunter is helping in the search for a convicted fugitive.
Duane 'Dog' Chapman -- a-k-a Dog the Bounty Hunter ' -- has teamed up with Lodise Bonding Company in Jackson to search for Ricky Wheeldon.
When it started on July 29 a year ago, Hunter Pence was coming and Domonic Brown was leaving, and all was right in the Phillies' world.
Michael Bourn is a better player than Hunter Pence.
Hunter Pence returned pitcher Jarred Cosart (Keith Law's No 17 prospect in his midseason top 50 update) and first baseman Jonathan Singleton (Law's No 24 prospect).
Right fielder Hunter Pence, who hits 25 homers each of the last two seasons, says he's focusing on the mental part of his game.
When Hunters arrived at this puzzle site, they found.
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Hunter Smith.
Illustration School by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times more.
Hunter Pence had his chances to help the San Francisco Giants break open Game 3 of the NLCS against St Louis Cardinals.
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High running back Hunter Beckmann (No.
Scoring for the Rockets were Trey Galloway with 12, Adam Hunter with 8, Zephan Nixon with 6, Kendall Himes and Grant Houin with 4, and Brady Hissong and Tolman Mills with 2.
Black Friday brings out both bargain hunters and scammers in droves CNET's Sumi Das shares tips on how to protect your identity and how to separate the not-to-be-missed offers from the suspicious deals.
Rachel Smith, a hunter and mother of five, checks the inventory at a sporting goods store in Richmond, Va.
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In science:

Is one not over-interpreting the EGRET data by fitting so ma ny parameters for the different components: triaxial halo, inner ring and outer ring? No, first of all the excess and enhancemen t in a ringlike structure at 14 kpc was already discovered in the original paper by Hunter et al. (1997).
EGRET Excess of Diffuse Galactic Gamma Rays as Tracer of Dark Matter
Hunter: in Proceedings of the International Conference: Neutral Currents Twenty Years Later, ed. U.
WHAT DO WE LEARN FROM ATOMIC PHYSICS ABOUT FUNDAMENTAL SYMMETRIES IN NUCLEI AND PARTICLES
Hence, in principal, the inverse Compton mechanism can be much more efficient at higher energies, and perhaps dominate the π0 decay products; such scenarios are discussed in the context of the diffuse galactic gamma-ray background by Hunter et al. (1996).
Gamma-Rays from Supernova Remnants and the Signatures of Diffusive Shock Acceleration
Hunter, S. D., et al.: 1996 Ap. J. submitted.
Gamma-Rays from Supernova Remnants and the Signatures of Diffusive Shock Acceleration
Dawson, The Higgs Hunters Guide (Frontiers in Physics, Addison Wesley, 1990); Perspectives on Higgs Physics, ed. G.
A Simplified Summary of Supersymmetry
The second data set consists of spectrophotometric data from TorresDodgen & Massey (1988, hereafter TM) for the WR stars and from Jacoby, Hunter & Christian (1984, hereafter JHC) for the other stars.
A dedicated photometric system for the detection of Wolf-Rayet stars
Gunion et al., Higgs Hunter Guide (Addison-Wesley Publ.
Testing 2HDM at Muon Colliders
The star formation and evolutionary properties of irregular galaxies are reviewed by Gallagher & Hunter (1984).
Star Formation in Galaxies Along the Hubble Sequence
The excitation of [OII] is especially high in the diffuse ionized gas in starburst galaxies (Hunter & Gallagher 1990, Hunter 1994, Martin 1997), enough to more than double the L[OII]/SFR ratio in the integrated spectrum (Kennicutt 1992a).
Star Formation in Galaxies Along the Hubble Sequence
Hunter & Gallagher 1985, Hodge 1989, Ellis 1997), but the role of large-scale starbursts in massive galaxies is less well established, (Bothun 1990, Kennicutt et al 1994, Tomita et al 1996). A definitive answer to this question will probably come from lookback studies of large samples of disk galaxies.
Star Formation in Galaxies Along the Hubble Sequence
Deidre Hunter presented detailed observations of star formation on different scales.
Proceedings of the Bonn/Bochum-Graduiertenkolleg Workshop 'The Magellanic Clouds and Other Dwarf Galaxies'
Lighting wastefully emitted above the horizontal costs the US taxpayer ∼ $109 year−1, more than the cost of funding US astronomy (Hunter & Crawford 1991).
LA Palma Night-Sky Brightness
The SN hunters are thus encouraged to pursue large surveys at low redshifts. • Peculiar velocities do provide interesting constraints on cosmological parameters.
Cosmic Flows 99: Conference Summary
Moreover, ‘Hunter (a)’ self-similar solution, which was originally discovered by Hunter, was identified with the Newtonian counterpart of the Evans-Coleman solution [7,12].
Stability criterion for self-similar solutions with perfect fluids in general relativity
Hunter & Kuriyan to energies below those published (Watson et al. 1978).
Rate Coefficients for D(1s) + H^+ <--> D^+ + H(1s) Charge Transfer and Some Astrophysical Implications
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