Hunter


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hunter

1. a specially bred horse used in hunting, usually characterized by strength and stamina
2. a specially bred dog used to hunt game

Hunter

 

a saddle horse bred in England and Ireland for hunting and jumping over hurdles (steeplechase racing). The name “hunter” is applied to horses of pure saddle horse breed and crossbreeds of pure saddle horse stallions with coach horses or large saddle horses. Hunters are strong and capable of great endurance, with free, spacious movements. a powerful spring, and sufficient speed to pursue an animal in the hunt. The height at the withers is 155–175 cm. Hunters vary in color, and they are even-tempered. In England a pedigree book is kept in which are entered the stallions and mares used to produce hunters.

REFERENCE

Rukovodstvo po razvedeniiu zhivotnykh, vol. 3, book 1. Moscow. 1965. (Translated from German.)

G. G. KHITENKOV


Hunter

 

a river in southeastern Australia. The Hunter rises in the Liverpool Range and flows into the Tasman Sea of the Pacific Ocean. It measures 465 km in length and drains an area of 20,500 sq km. The mean flow rate is 52 cu m per sec. High water occurs between June and August. The river is subject to frequent destructive freshets and floods. Dams and reservoirs have been built to control the river’s flow and provide water for irrigation The city of Newcastle is situated at the river’s mouth. The Hunter is navigable as far as the city of Morpeth.

References in classic literature ?
The rifle of the army is short; that of the hunter is always long.
The pines have developed their delicate blossoms on the highest twigs of the wood every summer for ages, as well over the heads of Nature's red children as of her white ones; yet scarcely a farmer or hunter in the land has ever seen them.
There was once a young Hunter who went boldly into the forest.
The bee hunter is generally some settler on the verge of the prairies; a long, lank fellow, of fever and ague complexion, acquired from living on new soil, and in a hut built of green logs.
No—no——Judge,” returned the hunter, with an inward chuckle, and with that look of exultation that indicates a consciousness of superior skill, “you burnt your powder only to warm your nose this cold evening.
With the return party came a Canadian creole named Regis Brugiere and an Iroquois hunter, with his wife and two children.
Ere Mor the Peacock flutters, ere the Monkey People cry, Ere Chil the Kite swoops down a furlong sheer, Through the Jungle very softly flits a shadow and a sigh-- He is Fear, O Little Hunter, he is Fear!
Well, Miss Hunter, if your mind is made up, that settles the question," said Holmes, smiling.
Rose was sitting at his desk, working with a boy called Hunter, and turned round crossly as Philip came in.
At that moment a Hunter approached and sent an arrow whistling after him.
A HUNTER who had lassoed a Bear was trying to disengage himself from the rope, but the slip-knot about his wrist would not yield, for the Bear was all the time pulling in the slack with his paws.
For that I know my father, Bok, was a great hunter, I speak these words.