Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A watch the glass or crystal of which is protected by a hunting-case or metallic cover.

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Examples

  • Many a gentleman foxhunter glanced at his hunting-watch as the minutes passed, many a burly farmer jerked his horse impatiently; while the grey-headed huntsman cracked his long whip amongst his canine favourites and promised them they should soon be on the scent.

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 3, March, 1891

  • He took out of his pocket the most respectable hunting-watch I ever saw, and preventing the spring with his thumb from opening far, looked in at the face as if he were consulting an oracular oyster, shut it up again, and said, if I pleased, it was half-past eight.

    XXI. Little Em’ly

  • He took out of his pocket the most respectable hunting-watch I ever saw, and preventing the spring with his thumb from opening far, looked in at the face as if he were consulting an oracular oyster, shut it up again, and said, if I pleased, it was half past eight.

    David Copperfield

  • He had one solitary hundred dollars -- no more; and half of that he had borrowed, and half of it he got from selling his shooting-traps and his hunting-watch.

    The Pomp of the Lavilettes, Volume 1

  • One night, while the flat gold hunting-watch ticked above his head in the little embroidered chamois-leather pouch dead hands had worked, Knowledge came to him with a sudden rigor of the muscles of the wasted body, and a bursting forth from every pore of the dank, dark-hued sweat of coming dissolution.

    The Dop Doctor

  • The regular breathing of the sleeper the ticking of a gold hunting-watch at the head of the bed, and the crackling of the burning logs, were the only sounds that broke the stillness.

    Lady Audley's Secret

  • He was up early the next morning; but, on descending to the sitting-room, he found his patron toasting his _Times_ before a cheerful fire; while his gold hunting-watch stood open on the breakfast-table, and

    Birds of Prey

  • "These things will keep him a few days," he thought, as he looked at his hunting-watch, and the priceless pearl in each of his wristband-studs.

    Under Two Flags

  • "About midnight, I should think," he said, pulling out the big old silver hunting-watch that accompanied him on all his travels, and holding it down in the full light from the fire.

    Through Forest and Stream The Quest of the Quetzal

  • -- The inside of the polished metal cover of a hunting-watch will sometimes converge a sufficiency of rays, to burn.

    The Art of Travel Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries

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