Beasts of chase

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Beasts of chase properly the buck, doe, fox, marten, and roe: wild beasts that are hunted generally
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. chacier, chasser—L. captāre, freq. of capĕre, to take.

Usage

In literature:

Theodosius, one of our great Generals, had chased the little beasts back far into the North before I was born.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
On the estate at Scillus there is hunting and shooting of all the beasts of the chase that are.
"Anabasis" by Xenophon
In this way more lustre would be given to the chase, and there would be great store of beasts for sacrifice.
"Cyropaedia" by Xenophon
When it suited his age, he grew extremely fond of the chase, and of braving dangers in encounters with wild beasts.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece" by Various
I've been chasing Brederode for weeks in that beastly motor-launch, and I'm about sick of the whole business.
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
When it suited his age, he grew extremely fond of the chase, and of braving dangers in encounters with wild beasts.
"The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis" by Xenophon
Just as the bull was close to him Mr Ramsay, in chase of another beast, passed by.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
The following day saw him early in the saddle, and riding away as if some beast of the chase were before him.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
So he gave a great bray, and threw up his head, and started to chase the runaway King of Beasts.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
A hound, who in the days of his youth and strength had never yielded to any beast of the forest, encountered in his old age a boar in the chase.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
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In poetry:

Mightiest of all the beasts of chase,
That roam in woody Caledon,
Crashing the forest in his race,
The Mountain Bull comes thundering on.
"Cadyow Castle" by Sir Walter Scott
Brave-born Tennesseeans, so loyal, so true,
Who have hunted the beast in your highlands, of you
Our leader had never a doubt;
You will troop by the thousand the chase to renew,
The day that his bugles ring out.
"Joe Johnston" by John Reuben Thompson

In news:

Of course the littlest of the group, maybe 10 years old, gets chased by the beast.
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