Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The game of hare and hounds, so called from the bits of paper scattered as “scent” by the “hares” to guide the pursuit of the “hounds.”

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Examples

  • Too giddy to set about the Rev before the paper-chase at sparrow-fart.

    Cryptic crossword No 25,213

  • Carok as instructed to follow up on what Gus was certain would be a paper-chase through registry. just see what files he pulls, and how he cross-indexes them.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • "I was born to confusion and totally immersed in it for several years, owning three different names until the age of fourteen and living in about thirty different hotels, lodgings and flats, each of which was hailed as 'home' until such time as my mother and I flitted, leaving behind, like a paper-chase, a wake of unpaid bills."

    The End Of An Era

  • Thankfully, our doctor had alerted the emergency room staff of our impending arrival, so we advanced through the paper-chase inherent in such visits relatively quickly.

    Cheryl Saban: Emergency Rooms - A Little Bit of Luck

  • The pain will make October 1929 look like a paper-chase.

    MAD ALAN GREENSPAN WITH MORE ADVICE

  • The marathon was not then a popular activity so it was either the mile, the three-miles, the cross-country and that environmentally unfriendly delight, the paper-chase.

    George Orwell FAQ - George Orwell: The Chestnut Tree Cafe

  • These thoughts were only partially consoling, for after all fighting the poor Indians, compared with taking part in a real European war, was only like riding in a paper-chase instead of in the Grand National.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • I decided to start the paper-chase in the one office I did know and halted the patrol outside the door of the narcissistic captain who'd tried to brief me.

    between silk and cyanide

  • When I got home in the afternoon, I found her in a state of what Dr. BAKER calls "extreme nervous excitement," with the _Meteor_ lying in little scraps all over the drawing-room, just as if a paper-chase had been through there.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, April 18, 1891

  • The paper-chase, to get up an appetite on Thanksgiving morning, was

    Betty Wales Senior

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