leather-hunting love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cricket, fielding, especially fielding while a large number of runs are made by the opposing side.


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  • To drop catches is to madden the bowler not unnaturally, and to lengthen the period of leather-hunting.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, February 27, 1892

  • But give him a good steady spell of leather-hunting, and you will know him for what he is, a mere _dilettante_, a dabbler, in a word, a worm, who ought never to be allowed to play at all.

    Tales of St. Austin's

  • Pringle, who during the luncheon interval had encountered his young friends the Ashbys, and had been duly taunted by them on the subject of leather-hunting, was top scorer with forty-one.

    A Prefect's Uncle

  • In spite of the fact that he himself was playing in the match today, and might under the circumstances reasonably look forward to a considerable dose of leather-hunting, the task of announcing the bad news to Norris appeared to have a most elevating effect on his spirits:

    A Prefect's Uncle

  • And then, when his "eye" is in, he will give the Etonians such leather-hunting as they never had before.

    The Hill A Romance of Friendship

  • House that it required "a high standard of physical fitness," and that leather-stitching was as laborious as leather-hunting.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-05-12

  • a short interval of rest from our exhilarating game of leather-hunting, which had now been going on for two hours and more.

    Tom Finch's Monkey and How he Dined with the Admiral


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