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  • n. a hunting whip without a thong, that can be used for opening gates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See crop, 14.


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  • He gave a melancholy sigh and stood looking at her a moment, with his hands behind him, giving short nervous shakes to his hunting-crop.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • Finally, he picked up his hunting-crop and struck Napoleon a sharp blow on the top of the head.

    The Adventure of the Six Napoleons

  • He had himself picked up the loaded hunting-crop, which was his favourite weapon.

    The Adventure of the Six Napoleons

  • "Ha! You put me off, do you?" said our new visitor, taking a step forward and shaking his hunting-crop.

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • His costume was a peculiar mixture of the professional and of the agricultural, having a black top-hat, a long frock-coat, and a pair of high gaiters, with a hunting-crop swinging in his hand.

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • His eyes sought her throat where the lash of the hunting-crop had wealed it.

    The Moon out of Reach

  • Denman had quietly disappeared, and when he returned he carried a long-lashed hunting-crop in his hand.

    The Moon out of Reach

  • Her slim, girlish figure he has portrayed with amazing accuracy, also the beautiful negligent manner in which she invariably carried her hunting-crop; her left hand is lovingly caressing the head of her faithful hound, Roger, who, Raymond Waffle informs us, after his mistress's death refused to bury bones anywhere else but on her grave.

    Terribly Intimate Portraits

  • He remembered it as if it had been the lash of a hunting-crop across his face.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • He got after me with a hunting-crop just at the moment when I was beginning to realise that what I wanted most on earth was solitude and repose, and chased me more than a mile across difficult country.

    A Wodehouse Miscellany Articles & Stories


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