from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hunting of wild-fowl.


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  • The special companions of the grand vizier who lived in our wing of the palace were as pretty a collection of slave boys as you could find in the Upper Kingdom, where over the previous hundred years pederasty had replaced wild-fowling and hunting as the favourite preoccupation of most of the nobility.

    River God

  • So from this comfortable base we had the options of fishing the lagoon or of wild-fowling or of hawking that noble bird, the giant bustard, in the open desert.

    River God

  • Immediately they brought to my mind those happy days that the three of us, Tanus and the Lady Lostris and myself, had spent wild-fowling in the swamps.

    River God

  • In winter the wild-fowling in the marshes was varied and exciting, but there 117 was hunting to be had as well, deer and boar, in the rolling country to the eastward, or among the wooded slopes that rose towards the downlands in the south.

    The Wicked Day

  • The king and his company stayed in the comfort of the lakeside mansion, and their days were filled with hunting, which was mostly, in that sodden Summer Country, wild-fowling in the marshes.

    The Wicked Day

  • The maquisapa gives as good sport as the best wild-fowling, for you can never get a still shot.

    Head Hunters of the Amazon: Seven Years of Exploration and Adventure

  • 'Twill be a bit of a distraction like, a little riding and wild-fowling now and agen.

    The Chronicles of Clovis

  • Then he recalled their happy boyhood's days in East Anglia, that joyful time when they first hunted and had many a mishap and fell from their horses when they pursued hare and deer and bustard in the wide open stretches of sandy country; and in the autumn and winter months when they were wild-fowling in the great level flooded lands where the geese and all wild-fowl came in clouds and myriads.

    Dead Man's Plack and an Old Thorn


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