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Hunt

1. Henry, known as Orator Hunt. 1773--1835, British radical, who led the mass meeting that ended in the Peterloo Massacre (1819)
2. (William) Holman. 1827--1910, British painter; a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848)
3. James. 1947--93, British motor-racing driver: world champion 1976
4. (Henry Cecil) John, Baron. 1910--98, British army officer and mountaineer. He planned and led the expedition that first climbed Mount Everest (1953)
5. (James Henry) Leigh . 1784--1859, British poet and essayist: a founder of The Examiner (1808) in which he promoted the work of Keats and Shelley

hunt

[hənt]
(aerospace engineering)
Of an aircraft or rocket, to weave about its flight path, as if seeking a new direction or another angle of attack; specifically, to yaw back and forth.
Of a control surface, to rotate up and down or back and forth without being detected by the pilot.

hunt

i. Of an aircraft: To weave about its flight path, as if seeking a new direction or another angle of attack. Specifically, to yaw back and forth.
ii. Of a control surface: To rotate up and down or back and forth without being deflected by the pilot.
iii. Of a control system: To oscillate about a selected value.
iv. Of an indicator on a display: To swing back and forth or to oscillate, especially rather slowly.

hunt

To switch to a different telephone line if the first one is busy. A "hunt group" is a series of telephone lines identified as a group such that if one line is busy, the next available line is used (it "hunts" to the next line). Local telephone companies provide hunting for a relatively small monthly fee. PBXs provide this feature automatically to their station sets for outbound line access.
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Bulgaria's Environment Minister Nona Karadzhova has sent a letter to the District Governor of Smolyan saying that her institution will allow the hunting down of any animals suspected of being killer bears.
Added to the day-by-day dangers in the life of pirates are two main plotlines--Nancy is in love with a young man from Bristol who is in the British Navy hunting down pirates (yes, he captures her; punishment is hanging); and that evil man from Brazil just won't let Nancy go (his ship is also hunting her with determination).
Using that same basic technology, DCH has developed a hand-held device for hunting down leaks, a model for installation on hydrogen-powered devices, and a version for use in permanent locales where hydrogen might seep out, such as at a nuclear power plant or waste-treatment center.
Following the Arab oil embargo of 1973, which has etched images of gas lines and panic buying into the memories of an entire generation, nations dependent on Middle Eastern oil reacted by improving fuel efficiency, promoting domestic drilling, and hunting down more reliable foreign sources of petroleum for import.
study overseen by Stuart Eizenstat, the leading State Department official involved in hunting down the looted gold and using it to benefit Holocaust survivors.
Fugitive Hunter' was inspired by the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List and completely captures the excitement, drama and danger associated with hunting down today's worst criminal elements," said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and general manager of Infogrames' Los Angeles studio.
Bowersock, 40, was convicted June 18 of hunting down Prejean, 36, at her sister's Seco Canyon home and shooting her as she spoke on the phone.
This frees operations personnel to focus on running e-business platforms and services, rather than hunting down network related issues that may be occurring well beyond the control of their own ISP.
Dick novel and featuring a stony Harrison Ford hunting down android ``replicants'' who were arguably more human than their persecutors - didn't stand much of a chance with audiences who were flocking to the more reassuring sci-fi squeaks of ``E.
The player takes flight in a jet pack or sneaks through the lost-galaxy metropolis by foot hunting down the cosmic creatures keeping the ship at bay.
Witnesses said more than 1,000 Hutus - armed with guns, machetes, spears and clubs - attacked the camp from several directions at daybreak and went on a killing spree, throwing incendiary grenades into buildings and hunting down screaming women and children.