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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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In a statement, Cheshire Police said: "Cheshire Constabulary are working with both the hunts and hunt monitors to establish a peaceful and lawful outcome at hunt meetings and understands this is a very emotive issue but we have to remain impartial.
Regan Sechuran, 20, fromNorth Liverpool, a member of the Cheshire Hunt Saboteurs or "Sabs", said: "This is the third season that the sabs have been doing this.
Trail hunting was invented by the hunts and purports to closely mimic traditional hunting.
Fully guided hunts are going to be the most expensive, and they will provide the greatest odds for filling your tag.
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.
Hunts deny that foxes are ever flushed out and savaged to death by hounds but surely the fact they hunt as they always have must be viewed with scepticism when they deny any wrong doing.
Most of us don't have unlimited time to hunt. Numerous responsibilities take up our time, making the few days we do have to hunt critically important.
Hunts can go drag hunting where dogs follow a scent, during which foxes have sometimes been accidentally killed.
The love of scavenger hunts can be taken in one of two directions, either hold a private scavenger hunt, or participate in a public Thrill of the Hunt hosted event.
Countryside Alliance executive chairman Barney White-Spunner said: "Ten years after the Hunting Act was passed in England and Wales more than 300 hunts are still here and still hunting.
HUNT supporters attended opening meets across the region on Saturday.
Our records show that just eight cases brought under the Hunting Act involved registered hunts last year - three ended in a conviction and five of those cases were dropped because of insufficient evidence.