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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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To do that, hunts have had to adapt to hunting within the new law.
The Central Coast offers prime hunting opportunities, and a recent hog hunt with Alfred Luis, who heads Santa Maria-based Central Coast Outfitters, took place on the Cojo Jalama Ranch, a 25,000-acre cattle ranch overlooking the Pacific Ocean about 2 1/2 hours north of the San Fernando Valley.
Animal rights extremists have stated their intention of continuing to "sabotage" hunts.
He said there had been reports of hounds chasing foxes until hunts realised they were being filmed.
You have to have a plan of where to go, how to approach a hunt in a particular field or area and then execute it," he says.
They may hunt walruses and polar bears without regulation by the state of Alaska.
Moreover, the number of monkeys killed in hunts rises or falls substantially, based on the composition of the chimp population.
The 4 Seasons Hunt Club, located about a 1 1/2-hour drive from the San Fernando Valley, has pens filled with prime ringnecks and chukar and have recently added a new hunt lodge for the convenience of scatter gunners who want to spend the entire day hunting.
A network of defence solicitors is being drawn up to represent hunts men and women arrested by the police or subject to malicious prosecutions by hunt opponents.
At issue was an article, yanked before publication, entitled "A Failure of Spirit" in which Colorado biologist Tom Beck questioned the use of bait to hunt black bears.
Chappell is an experienced elk guide and Pro Staffer with Primos Game Calls and will explain different calling and setup techniques utilizing personal videos of actual hunts.
Mountain quail ought to be easier to find this year at higher elevations, as their numbers continue to improve, and those heading to Arizona to hunt Mearn's, Gambel's and scaled quail will have no problem finding coveys.