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courser

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1. a person who courses hounds or dogs, esp greyhounds
2. a hound or dog trained for coursing

courser

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Literary a swift horse; steed

courser

a terrestrial plover-like shore bird, such as Cursorius cursor (cream-coloured courser), of the subfamily Cursoriinae of desert and semidesert regions of the Old World: family Glareolidae, order Charadriiformes
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Only a week ago we came across a dog that had been left in a field to die as the hare coursers left her so they could escape from police officers.
Coursers are found in sandy, semi-desert habitat and run rather than fly if approached.
Nigel Rawlinson, who runs the Clarow Beagles in North Yorkshire, said: 'Illegal coursers do not respect the law now and they will not stop because of the Hunting Bill.
There was certainly no love for the innocent hares ripped to pieces or us the demonstrators as we were pelted with mud, had cans of beer, bottles and fireworks thrown at us by jeering coursers.
Blowing horns and waving protest banners, fox-hunters, coursers and falconers united to claim the Government was waging a class war against the countryside.
There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry -- This Travers may the poorest take Without oppress of To -- How frugal is the Chariot That bears the Human soul.
Pernoud, however, says that it is easy to explain her expert handling of coursers and destriers, dressed in plate armor and carrying a standard.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled and shouted, and called them by name: "Now, Dasher
In the first show of the series, cameras follow Wildlife Crime officers in Humberside as they track down suspected illegal hare coursers.
The BBC reported, last month, that illegal hare-coursing was on the rise in some areas, with defiant coursers defending their actions as pest control.
Dr Olga Kikou of the Greek Greens said: "We strongly urge you to refuse to licence coursers.
I bought some land there, mainly for breeding but with a bit of training coursers for the family as well.