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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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Hussain expressed the hope that the hunt would help conservation activities in the area as the amount of community share goes to socio-economic development of the area.
So far 55 ibex, 12 blue sheep and two Astore Markhors have been hunted across the region in the current season.
The Cheshire Hunt Saboteurs' Facebook page describes themselves as: "autonomous individuals dedicated to saving the lives of hunted animals through non violent direct action." The group claim that 'illegal' fox hunting is still happening across the UK despite the ban.
They claimillegal huntingis going on - but hunts insist they are complying with the law and branded the claims "spurious", while police say they would investigate any potential crime were it to be reported.
I've hunted in all three; I do like to see the sunrise.
There are still more than 300 active hunts across Great Britain, the majority of which now claim to be 'trail' hunting.
If tagging out is near the top of your priority list, but you still want to experience the thrill of hunting on your own, a semi-guided hunt is a great compromise.
Limited entry hunts can be divided into eight basic categories: alligator hunts; antlerless deer hunts; dove hunts; Green Swamp camping hunts; National Wildlife Refuge hunts; quota hunts; recreational use permits; special opportunity hunts; and waterfowl hunts.
Only then will I be able raise a toast to a ban that works to protect foxes, stags and hares from hunt cruelty.
On multiple hunting trips I've even heard from guides that they'd rather hunt with women.
Kurt Lemke is among the best professional retriever trainers and waterfowl guides I've ever met, and he does not participate in hunt tests.
The site now says it "only promotes hunting within the law" and "hunts hunt within the Hunting Act of 2004".