from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of venery, venery.


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  • While I stood meditating and moralizing over the wreck I had so wantonly produced, with my horse grazing near me, I was rejoined by my fellow-sportsman, the Virtuoso; who, being a man of universal adroitness, and withal, more experienced and hardened in the gentle art of "venerie," soon managed to carve out the tongue of the buffalo, and delivered it to me to bear back to the camp as a trophy.

    A Tour on the Prairies.

  • Dunois, as well as others, follow upon this false scent, and enjoyed in secret the thought of triumphing over that accomplished knight in the art of venerie, which was then thought almost as glorious as war.

    Quentin Durward

  • The plaine smoth of the settles, where-vpon the boxe trees stoode, couered ouer with Histories of loue and venerie, in a worke of silke and threddes of golde and siluer, in suche a perfect proportioned ymaginarie and counterfaiting as none may goe beyonde.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Touching the others, Mr Rawlings and Ernest Wilton were both good shots, although not very familiar with "the noble arte of venerie," as hunting the deer was styled in the days of Shakespeare, who is reported, by the way, to have been an adept in the pursuit: while, of course,

    Picked up at Sea The Gold Miners of Minturne Creek

  • And with him in degree of venerie are accounted the hare, boar, and wolf.

    Of Savage Beasts and Vermin. Chapter XIV. [1577, Book III., Chapters 7 and 12; 1587, Book III., Chapters 4 and 6

  • A universal tradition, ascribed to Sir Tristrem, famous for his love of the fair Queen Yseult --- the laws concerning the practice of woodcraft, or venerie, as it was called, being those that related to the rules of the chase,

    The Talisman

  • ` ` Nay, your Majesty will pardon me to remind you, that I have by mine office right to grant liberty to men of gentle blood, to keep them a hound or two within the camp, just to cherish the noble art of venerie; and besides, it were a sin to have maimed or harmed a thing so noble as this gentleman's dog. ''

    The Talisman

  • --- Prior, that last flourish on the recheat hath added fifty crowns to thy ransom, for corrupting the true old manly blasts of venerie. ''


  • Now there came shouts on the wind, cries of venerie, loud laughter, and snatches of songs.

    A Monk of Fife

  • Exhausted with so lengthened an exposition of the charms of the venerie and the hallali, he stopped, and dropped a walnut into some Regency sherry.

    Under Two Flags


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