from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In old English law, the position of a man who is found at his place in the forest with a crossbow bent, or with a long-bow, ready to let fly at a deer, or standing near a tree with greyhounds in a leash ready to slip. This is one of the four presumptions that a man intends stealing the king's deer.
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- noun UK, law, obsolete The position of a person found
standingin the forestwith a crossbowor longbowbent, ready to shoot at a deer, or close by a tree with greyhoundsin a leashready to slip; one of the four presumptionsthat a person intended to steal the king's deer.
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