coursing


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  • noun

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hunting with dogs (usually greyhounds) that are trained to chase game (such as hares) by sight instead of by scent

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Nothing could surpass the spirit, grace, and dexterity, with which the Indians managed their horses; wheeling and coursing among the affrighted herd, and launching their arrows with unerring aim.
Shading his eyes with one hand, as if half-ashamed of the tears that were coursing down his cheeks, he held the other out to me.
I drew a long breath, and hot shivers went coursing over my body.
Elegant repasts were served, of which they partook but lightly; trials of horses made in the beautiful meadows that skirted the road; coursing indulged in, for Buckingham had his greyhounds with him; and in such ways did they pass away the pleasant time.
This, with the tears coursing down her fair old face.
The order of full speed ahead was given, the fleet sprang through the air like coursing greyhounds, and in another moment the ships of the enemy were in full view.