from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The place where a hunt is carried on.


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  • “Your horse is blown,” said the man, with a complaisance seldom used in a hunting-field.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • This was the principal domestic of the stranger — a man of trust and consequence — the same who, in the hunting-field, had accommodated

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • As long as they are pups, they should have their food given them near the nets, when these are being taken up,248 so that if from inexperience they should lose their way on the hunting-field, they may come back for it and not be altogether lost.

    On Hunting

  • With regard to methods of procedure in the hunting-field, enough has been said. 355 But there are many benefits which the enthusiastic sportsman may expect to derive from this pursuit. 356 I speak of the health which will thereby accrue to the physical frame, the quickening of the eye and ear, the defiance of old age, and last, but not least, the warlike training which it ensures.

    On Hunting

  • Duke of Argyle, that, sooner than submit to such an insult, she would make Scotland a hunting-field.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • They should proceed to the hunting-field in silence, to prevent the hare, if by chance there should be one close by, from making off at the sound of voices.

    On Hunting

  • A hundred years ago, the Abbe Parson, the clergyman who frequented the theatre, the tavern, the racecourse, the world of fashion, was no uncommon character in English society: his voice might be heard the loudest in the hunting-field; he could sing the jolliest song at the Rose or the Bedford Head, after the play was over at Covent

    The Virginians

  • Look at a man in a hunting-field who has not been taught to ride as a boy.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • All former delights of turf, mess, hunting-field, and gambling-table; all previous loves and courtships of milliners, opera-dancers, and the like easy triumphs of the clumsy military Adonis, were quite insipid when compared to the lawful matrimonial pleasures which of late he had enjoyed.

    Vanity Fair

  • A landed aristocracy, with a population of negroes to work their fields, and cultivate their tobacco and corn, had little other way of amusement than in the hunting-field, or over the cards and the punch-bowl.

    The Virginians


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