from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person charged with the care of the chase, especially with the hounds used in the chase. There were mounted veneurs, and those of inferior class on foot.


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  • And while La Côte Basque serves a number of dishes that could be called contemporary (halibut with an orange-ginger broth, for one), it remains known for such culinary barbells as quenelle of pike with bay scallops in two sauces, sweetbreads barrigoule à la Grecque with an emulsion of mustard and capers, and venison grand veneur (a rich venison and pheasant stock with red wine and cream).

    La C��te Basque 2003: Capote's Backdrop To Fold Its Tent

  • The _veneur_ decides on the rendezvous, whether the quarry be stag or chevreuil, fox or hare.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • He was less occupied, however, with his official duties than with his criminal passion for Françoise de Maridort, wife of the Comte de Monsoreau, who had been appointed _grand-veneur_ to the Duke.

    Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois

  • Venner generally means hunter, Fr. veneur, but sometimes represents the West-country form of Fenner, the fen-dweller; cf. Vidler for fiddler, and Vanner for Fanner, the winnower.

    The Romance of Names

  • Some twenty-two spacious, well-furnished rooms this summer home had, in which once lived the Prince de Soubise when _grand veneur_ of

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Visitors should not fail to drive in the Forest, 80 kilometers in circuit, and, if they return late, may look out for its black huntsman -- "le grand veneur." ...

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 3 France and the Netherlands, Part 1

  • He on the left, in violet, was his equerry; he on the right, in green, was the grand veneur.

    The Vicomte De Bragelonne

  • Main was: Rump of wild venison, mushroom pithivier, creamed cabbage, pickled walnuts and raisins, sauce grand veneur

    Damien Mulley

  • Guests dined sumptuously on Mosaic of Seafood with citrus oil, baked black truffle soupe en croute, kataiffi of king prawns with cep coulis, chargrilled home-smoked tenderloin of aged grain-fed beef, young vegetables and sauce grand veneur, and oeufs la neige, white truffle cream and praline.


  • _grand-veneur_ of the forest of Marly, is intensely French in type, — a long, low building on a stone terrace, with no trace of ornament about its white façade or on its slanting roof.

    The Ways of Men


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