Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or practice of hunting for the sake of profit, regardless of the regulations or conventionalities of the sport.

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Examples

  • In Blanding, where "pot-hunting" remains a local pastime, two of the accused have committed suicide as well.

    Raiders of History in Utah

  • This is also, incidentally, why laws are established to prohibit pot-hunting.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Southwestern Archaeology has links to archaeologists and archaeological sites in Arizona and the Southwest, and an interesting section on "anti-archaeology" devoted to stamping out pot-hunting and questionable archaeological practices.

    Multimedia: What's On Line?

  • Y 'see, being shut off from card-sharping, he was up against it, and so took to pot-hunting to get along.

    The Passing of Cock-Eye Blacklock

  • Creed would often have explained to his critics that he did not expect to get into feuds and have neighbours pot-hunting him through his glass windows, that he needed the light from them to study or read, and that his little house was as square as any log hut ever constructed; but they lumped it all together and made an outsider of him -- which hurt.

    Judith of the Cumberlands

  • Greenhow told her that the prospect of having a home of his own was an incentive such as pot-hunting held out to no man.

    Defenders of Democracy; contributions from representative men and women of letters and other arts from our allies and our own country, edited by the Gift book committee of the Militia of Mercy

  • Here he gained a precarious livelihood by 'pot-hunting'; for Harris and others of his ilk paid but little attention to the poorly enforced game laws of the section.

    The Statesmen Snowbound

  • While they were on one of these pot-hunting expeditions they dogged up a toenail as big as a dining table, which cheered things up all round.

    Police at the Funeral

  • This opprobrious comparison may have arisen from the weird, defiant laughter of these birds, but they are wise enough to keep their heads on their bodies, and this is something in these pot-hunting days.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • It is perhaps as well for them that the Colonel is pretty tolerably indifferent alike to their smiles and to the awards of show judges; for, if Colonel Forde were seriously bent upon "pot-hunting," there would not be anything like so many "pots" about for other people; and these particular gentry would not at all like that.

    Jan A Dog and a Romance

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