Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Among certain savage tribes, the practice of making incursions for the purpose of procuring human heads as trophies or for use in religious ceremonies.

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Examples

  • I've seen a few unlikely things in these Solomons -- rats two feet long, butterflies the Commissioner hunts with a shot-gun, ear-ornaments that would shame the devil, and head-hunting devils that make the devil look like an angel.

    Chapter 17

  • It was commissioned by a medical “head-hunting” firm that would lose their dirty money under the proposed legislation.

    Think Progress » Stupak dismisses nuns’ letter: I don’t listen to them, I listen to ‘leading bishops’ and Focus on the Family.

  • She sits on five boards, has run a head-hunting business in the area for decades and can't walk down the street without bumping into someone she knows.

    Waiting to Be Bowled Over in Iowa

  • Siddharth Raisurana, executive director, ABC Consultants, a head-hunting firm, expects hiring to pick up in investment banks that are committed to India as firms start recruiting to fill vacancies and get more hands to work on the deal pipeline built so far.

    Investment Banks Hire Despite Slowdown

  • "Firms will hire at this point of time to address the product and coverage gaps," said Puneet Singh, partner, financial services, Heidrick and Struggles International Inc., an international head-hunting firm.

    Investment Banks Hire Despite Slowdown

  • The group is using a head-hunting firm to help recruit a new leader and should pick one by early next year, Bass said.

    OMB Watch founder leaving

  • Siddharth Raisurana, executive director of ABC Consultants, a head-hunting firm, said investment banking in India has seen lot of movement at the top level in the last 12 to 15 months.

    Investment Bankers Seek New Ventures

  • There are both "push and pull" factors driving investment bankers towards new opportunities, said Puneet Singh, partner-financial services, Heidrick and Struggles, an international head-hunting firm.

    Investment Bankers Seek New Ventures

  • And he found head-hunting, tree-dwelling anthropophagi instead.

    Chapter 15

  • English even went to the extent of having his Eastern Michigan players watch clips of his Wolverines 'defense in action, hoping the Eagles would adopt that head-hunting mantra.

    Around the Mid-American Conference

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