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- interj. Alternative form of hollo.
- v. Alternative form of hollo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as hollo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as hollo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
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They sent up a "holloa" that rang through the trees.
In hunting, the pace will not always hold a horse, because hounds may check at any moment, the start to a "holloa" may prove a false alarm, and leaving out the uncertain behaviour of foxes, a sudden stoppage may be caused by an impossible fence, river, railway, or by a variety of causes which would amply prove the fallacy of the pace holding a hard puller in the hunting field.
[202-*] The late Sir Richard Sutton, Master of the Quorn, used to say that he liked "to stick to the band and keep hold of the bridle," that is to say, make his pack hold to the line of the fox as long as they could; but there were times when he could not resist the temptation of a sure "holloa," and off he would start at a tremendous pace, for he was always a bruising rider, with a blast or two upon his "little merry-toned horn" which he had the art of blowing better than other people.
The letter went on to complain of paper boys yelling out the news, musicians disturbing whole neighbourhoods, and drunks “who choose to sing and holloa up and down our streets and squares.”
The graceful manner of speaking is, particularly, what I shall always holloa in your ears, as Hotspur holloaed
The squire, however, sent after his sister the same holloa which attends the departure of a hare, when she is first started before the hounds.
I can't tell how long it was before I realised that, while And merrily we'll whoop and holloa!
Coming from Kimberley, where we had gone to holloa back French (you could follow him by scent all the way from the dead horses), we made a forced march and rejoined him here by the river, where he is busily engaged, with Kitchener at the other end, in bombarding old Cronjé in the middle.
I accordingly rode past, and had with some difficulty crossed a deep rivulet, when I heard somebody holloa; and looking back, saw those I took for elephant hunters now running after me, and calling out to me to turn back.
"I can drive up after you as fast as I can; and if you find him you holloa to me."