To hunt counter
Hunt Hunt, v. i. 1. To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds. [1913 Webster]

Esau went to the field to hunt for venison. --Gen. xxvii. 5. [1913 Webster]

2. To seek; to pursue; to search; -- with for or after. [1913 Webster]

He after honor hunts, I after love. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mach.) To be in a state of instability of movement or forced oscillation, as a governor which has a large movement of the balls for small change of load, an arc-lamp clutch mechanism which moves rapidly up and down with variations of current, or the like; also, to seesaw, as a pair of alternators working in parallel. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. (Change Ringing) To shift up and down in order regularly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{To hunt counter}, to trace the scent backward in hunting, as a hound to go back on one's steps. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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