from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who seeks to obtain a legacy or legacies by flattery, servility, or other artifice.
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That poor dog shadows out the legacy-hunter or possible heir.
GIFFORD. or the curse upon the legacy-hunter Pacuvius?
Whether he wrote in the character of a disappointed legacy-hunter or an empty town fop, of a crazy virtuoso or
Two others of Lucian's favourite figures, the parasite and the legacy-hunter, exist still, no doubt, as they are sure to in every complex civilization; but their operations are now conducted with more regard to the decencies.
I am a great hunter, but not legacy-hunter -- that is a kind of hunting I despise -- and I wish every hunter of that kind may be thrown out, or thrown off, and may never be in at the death! "