Head-hunter

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Head-hunter hĕd"hŭnt`ẽr A member of any tribe or race of savages who have the custom of decapitating human beings and preserving their heads as trophies. The Dyaks of Borneo are the most noted head-hunters.
    • Head-hunter A person whose profession is to find executives to fill open positions in corporations; an executive personnel recruiter; also, a company that performs a similar service.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n head-hunter A savage who practises head-hunting.
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Usage

In literature:

About thirty hunters set out, headed by the young chief.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Parts of the interior of Celebes still remain unexplored and are said to be inhabited by cannibals and head-hunters.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
There are certainly head hunters there.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
I went forward alone to see the Head Hunters.
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
Attracted by a noise above his head he glanced up, and saw the hunter.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
It heads ag'inst the wall of the hunters' mess an', if it's quiet, you can hear what they say.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
But we'll be hunters for this time, sure, with meat in camp and two fine heads as well.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
Keeping his eye on Hunter, he followed him out to the head of the staircase, where he had just been bidding good night to some ladies.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
He was a head-hunter, and in turn was to be hunted down.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
True to its aim, the weapon struck the face of the young hunter, almost cleaving his head in twain.
"Scouting with Daniel Boone" by Everett T. Tomlinson
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In poetry:

The Indian hunter, searching his traps,
Peered stealthily through the forest gaps;
And the outlying settler shook his head,--
"They're witches going to jail," he said.
"How The Women Went From Dover" by John Greenleaf Whittier
As on its native plains the kangaroo, startled by hunters,
Leaps with successive bounds, and hurries away to the thickets,
So leaped the Crested Hawk, and quietly hopping behind him
Ran, and occasionally shot, that Bald-headed Snipe of the Valley.
"Thompson Of Angels" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

It's back to the basics with a last-minute check list reminding deer hunters what to pack before heading out for the upcoming deer gun season.
Holiday bargain-hunters may want to head to Goodwill.
Pennsylvania's deer season starts Monday morning at sun up and as about 1 million hunters head into the woods for that trophy buck, News 8 Naturalist Jack Hubley has his deer season checklist .
Could The Vampire Diaries' mysterious hunter Connor actually have a heart somewhere in his hybrid head-ripping body.
Deer hunter shot in head was apparently struck by buddy's wayward shot.
More accessible areas and expanded hunting opportunities await hunters when they head into state forestlands for today's start of the traditional two-week white-tailed deer season.
Firearms deer season opens in less than a week, meaning hunters will head to the woods is droves this weekend, likely packing some bait with them.
Deer hunters begin heading into the woods Monday for start of fall firearms season.
OXFORD TOWN – Memphis native Megan Reilly heads to Two Stick Sushi Bar for a show on graduation night (Saturday, May 12) with her long-time band in tow featuring Ian Hunter's lead guitarist James Mastro.
Holiday bargain-hunters may want to head to Goodwill .
Hunters are heading to the woods, prepping for the Thursday opening of firearm season, but some are wondering if the EHD virus will change the hunt.
Hunting elk with a sharp stick was once reserved for a few people most of the rifle hunters considered to be a little off in the head.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol today has a warning for you hunters headed west for the state's deer opener tomorrow.
Hundreds of thousands of hunters across Michigan are set to head outdoors as Michigan's regular firearm deer hunting season opens November 15.
Naples High School head coach Aaron Weiny and Swimmer Hunter Robinson share their experiences at the Collier County Athletic Conference.
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