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buck fever

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buck fever nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Buck fever Intense excitement at the sight of deer or other game, such as often unnerves a novice in hunting.
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Usage

In literature:

You got a good chance, but you got buck fever.
"Rolf In The Woods" by Ernest Thompson Seton
She quivered with the excitement that in a man would have been called buck-fever.
"Animal Heroes" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Any beginner is apt to have "buck fever," and therefore no beginner should go at dangerous game.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Theodore Roosevelt
And what few running shots offered, he missed, mainly because of buck fever.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
What he saw sent him for a moment into the first nervous tremor of buck fever.
"The Wolf Hunters" by James Oliver Curwood
Pure buck fever, and I've been on the force for ten years.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
I had once experienced buck-fever, but it was nothing compared to this.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
Now mind one thing; don't have any buck fever here!
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
He was glad, too, that even Buck had been caught in the fever of the moment.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Now, I will tell you of another case of buck fever from a cause entirely different from that just related.
"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
As the bull entered the opening, I was as near an attack of buck-fever as ever before.
"American Big-Game Hunting" by Various
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In poetry:

The Saw-Buck is a fearsome beast.
The tramp objects to it, at least.
When to the housewife he applies
For coffee or for apple-pies,
Right speedily he'll turn and leave her
When he is seized with Saw-Buck Fever.
"A Phenomenal Fauna" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Buck Fever Oct 17, 2012.
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