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Hunter

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Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hunter. Two lion hunters. or persons who hunt up all the celebrities of London to grace their parties. (Dickens: Pickwick Papers.)

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The mighty hunter. Nimrod is so called (Gen. x. 9). The meaning seems to be a conqueror. Jeremiah says, “I [the Lord] will send for many hunters [warriors], and they shall hunt [chase] them [the Jews] from every mountain … and out of the holes of the rocks” (xvi. 16).

Proud Nimrod first the bloody chase began—

A mighty hunter, and his prey was man.”


Pope: Windsor.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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