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Mrs Leo Hunter

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mrs Leo Hunter of 'The Den, Eatanswill,' a social lion-hunter in the Pickwick Papers whose husband hunts up all the newest celebrities to grace her breakfast parties
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Permit Mrs. Leo Hunter, Sir, to have the gratification of seeing you at the Den.
"The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens
Ipswich cannot be Eatanswill, because Mrs. Leo Hunter's country seat would not be near a big town.
"All Things Considered" by G. K. Chesterton
He came over from Bury to Mrs. Leo Hunter's party, leaving his servant there, at the Hotel, and returned the same evening.
"Pickwickian Studies" by Percy Fitzgerald
Mrs. Leo Hunter herself, in the character of Minerva, insisted on presenting Mr. Pickwick to all the guests.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
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