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.

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Leo Hunter greater pleasure, if her guests saw a gentleman of your celebrity in his own costume, rather than in an assumed one.
Leo Hunter, then, that she may confidently expect you and your distinguished friends?
'If you have no other trouble,' said the Hunter, 'that one I can easily remove from your heart.'
But now the old witch had through her caused the Hunter's eyes to become heavy.
It is not easy to do justice to the exulting feelings of the worthy captain at finding himself at the head of a stout band of hunters, trappers, and woodmen; fairly launched on the broad prairies, with his face to the boundless West.
The feuds of White Plume, however, had not been confined to the red men; he had much to say of brushes with bee hunters, a class of offenders for whom he seemed to cherish a particular abhorrence.
It was no easy task, waiting on the cabin table, where sat Wolf Larsen, Johansen, and the six hunters. The cabin was small, to begin with, and to move around, as I was compelled to, was not made easier by the schooner's violent pitching and wallowing.
As I sat in my bunk examining it (the six hunters were all in the steerage, smoking and talking in loud voices), Henderson took a passing glance at it.
Hunter brought the boat round under the stern-port, and Joyce and I set to work loading her with powder tins, muskets, bags of biscuits, kegs of pork, a cask of cognac, and my invaluable medicine chest.
Then, leaving Joyce to guard them--one man, to be sure, but with half a dozen muskets-- Hunter and I returned to the jolly-boat and loaded ourselves once more.
Louis, some as boatmen, and others as hunters. These last were engaged, not merely to kill game for provisions, but also, and indeed chiefly, to trap beaver and other animals of rich furs, valuable in the trade.
"It is known that his father was a mighty hunter. May not his father hunt with him so that he may attain excellence and patience and understanding?