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a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey

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formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle

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a dog trained for coursing

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Coursers are found in sandy, semi-desert habitat and run rather than fly if approached.
Nigel Rawlinson, who runs the Clarow Beagles in North Yorkshire, said: 'Illegal coursers do not respect the law now and they will not stop because of the Hunting Bill.
As we left the killing field we were taunted by coursers, who continued hurling mud at us.
Blowing horns and waving protest banners, fox-hunters, coursers and falconers united to claim the Government was waging a class war against the countryside.
There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry -- This Travers may the poorest take Without oppress of To -- How frugal is the Chariot That bears the Human soul.
Pernoud, however, says that it is easy to explain her expert handling of coursers and destriers, dressed in plate armor and carrying a standard.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled and shouted, and called them by name: "Now, Dasher
In the first show of the series, cameras follow Wildlife Crime officers in Humberside as they track down suspected illegal hare coursers.
The BBC reported, last month, that illegal hare-coursing was on the rise in some areas, with defiant coursers defending their actions as pest control.
Dr Olga Kikou of the Greek Greens said: "We strongly urge you to refuse to licence coursers.
I bought some land there, mainly for breeding but with a bit of training coursers for the family as well.
If the Waterloo Cup is famous for one thing it is the theatrically stage managed clashes between coursers and protesters which were reenacted for the umpteenth time yesterday.
He suffered severe head injuries and died in the arms of his father, who had taken him to the show in a field at Coursers Lane in Colney Heath, near St Albans, Hertfordshire.
CRUEL hare coursers maimed hundreds of animals last year despite restrictions designed to curb the sport, it was claimed.
Before the Hunting Act it was hard to control because anyone seeing coursers had little idea whether it was legal (coursing with permission) or illegal (without permission).