steeple-chasing love

steeple-chasing

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  • He had previously, as a bored young officer in England after Military Academy graduation, participated in fox hunting and ultimately, steeple-chasing where he won not a few competitions and cups -- developing a demeanor and attitude that was seen to be 'utterly fearless.'

    Robert Eisenman: Who Killed Orde Wingate?

  • He has since devoted his time to billiards, steeple-chasing, and the turf.

    The Book of Snobs

  • VICKERS: Well, when Robert talks about the steeple-chasing of the duke of Windsor and that was a great danger, and I was surprised that he takes such a strong line about it.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2001

  • Didn't my wanting to talk to one of the top brass of steeple-chasing convince them, I wanted to know?

    For Kicks

  • If I refused point-blank, without explanation, to let Palindrome run in the race, my permit to ride would be withdrawn, and that would be the end of my steeple-chasing.

    Dead Cert

  • Prodigal Son was in his youth, how he was given to boating and steeple-chasing, and staying out nights and worrying the old father, until finally he ran away.

    The Wedge of Gold

  • Great at steeple-chasing also, but too heavy for the flat -- else he'd been a jockey and nothing else.

    The Torch and Other Tales

  • You hit his jaw very bad in Germany, and now you've annexed his private file, and I guess it's important or he wouldn't have been so mighty set on steeple-chasing over those roofs.

    Greenmantle

  • Whether you take him in his earlier manner, in the "Charles O'Malley" vein of adventure, fox-hunting, steeple-chasing, Peninsular fighting, or in his later more intellectual studies of shady financiers, needy political adventurers, and the whole generation of usurers and blacklegs, he is always good; but alas and alas, he is never good enough.

    Irish Books and Irish People

  • "Harold Jupp was drawing a distinction between flat racing and steeple-chasing, Mr. Albany Todd," Sir Chichester suavely explained.

    The Summons

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