hunting expedition

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hunting expedition an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
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Usage

In literature:

Bears were the objectives of my hunting expeditions, but they always succeeded in eluding me.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
Slave-hunting expeditions are among these; the wars that these insects undertake also resemble human wars.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
Had he seized his opportunity and led the crew to mutiny, in the hope of converting the expedition into a treasure hunt?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
Many reindeer herds were to be seen on the plains, and next morning (September 8th) I went on shore on a hunting expedition.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
His Mateis self commandit to haist the dennare wt all expedition becaus he was hungrie eftir huntting quhilk .
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
A scientific expedition will hunt for the missing link in Asia, and may find it.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
During one of his hunting expeditions to Mongolia he caught a fatal cold, and he died in 1721.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
While we pursued our hunting pastime over the prairies, the "expedition" was successful beyond all expectation.
"Confessions Of Con Cregan An Irish Gil Blas" by Charles James Lever
At least I thought there was enough in it to give up my work for the syndicate and organize an expedition to hunt for it.
"Frontier Boys in the South Seas" by Wyn Roosevelt
And the growing unhappiness of the boy was shared by the wolf, who now ceased to make long expeditions and did his hunting nearer camp.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
And so, for six months, he shared their lodges, their feasts, hunts, and expeditions of war.
"Children's Stories in American Literature, 1660-1860" by Henrietta Christian Wright
Let us solve this for ourselves by following Jim and Juarez on their hunting expedition.
"The Frontier Boys in the Sierras" by Wyn Roosevelt
Several men, women, and children came out from these huts to welcome the return of the expedition, which had evidently been out slave-hunting.
"Adventures of Hans Sterk" by A.W. Drayson
The Emperor Khang-Hi, in one of his expeditions into Mongolia, adopted it as a hunting ground.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
The slave-hunting expeditions are planned and executed with the utmost skill and courage.
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
Here there dwelt a tribe, or tribes, men of which we had encountered during our scouting or hunting expeditions.
"The King's Assegai" by Bertram Mitford
While on a hunting expedition James heard about the destruction of his family.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
On the way we met a large straggling party of Indians, returning from a hunting expedition in the forests along the seacoast.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
Several years ago I had the pleasure of joining a party about to start out along the banks of Bitter creek on a hunting expedition.
"Cordwood" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
He was my guide on several hunting expeditions.
"The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop" by Hamlin Garland
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In news:

Sinkholes and scorpion encounters derail a dove hunting expedition .
Bigfoot may have eluded the leader of a Sasquatch hunting expedition along the Buffalo National River.
Photo scavenger hunt adds new dimension to family's annual expedition.
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