hare and hounds

hare and hounds
noun Date: 1840 a game in which some of the players leave a trail and others try to follow the trail to find and catch them

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  • Hare and Hounds — may refer to: *Paper Chase (aka: Hare Hounds) A running race laying where a hare leaves a trail of paper to follow. *Hare and Hound (Motorcycle Race) An off road motorcycle race *Hare and Hounds (Board Game) A simple boardgame where 3 hounds… …   Wikipedia

  • Hare and hounds — Hare Hare, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A rodent of the genus {Lepus}, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hare and hounds — an outdoor game in which certain players, the hares, start off in advance on a long run, scattering small pieces of paper, called the scent, with the other players, the hounds, following the trail so marked in an effort to catch the hares before… …   Universalium

  • Hare and Hounds (board game) — Hare and Hounds is a two player strategic, deterministic board game. The game originated in 19th century France, where it is said to have been popular with military officers during the Franco Prussian War. The game is also known as the French… …   Wikipedia

  • Thames Hare and Hounds — is the oldest cross country running club in the world, based on the Roehampton end of Wimbledon Common, adjacent to Richmond Park, and draws runners from across south west London. Both the men s and women s teams compete in the Surrey Cross… …   Wikipedia

  • Cambridge University Hare and Hounds — Since the late nineteenth century, the Cambridge University cross country running club has been providing training and competitions for its members. The clubs activities are based at the university’s track facilities at Wilberforce Road and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Hare and Hound (Motorcycle Race) — United States Hare and Hound = In the United States, a Hare Hound is a type of off road racing event where the entrants compete on dirt bikes over a marked course of natural rugged terrain. Hare and Hounds events are made up of two separate race… …   Wikipedia

  • hold with the hare and run with the hounds — verb a) To oppose an action or behavior and yet engage in the same action or behavior; to be a hypocrite. Well, if you ask me, Pastor Hawkins is trying to hold with the hare and run with the hounds by opposing casino gambling when his church… …   Wiktionary

  • Of Fox and Hounds — is an 8 minute 1940 Tex Avery film which introduced Willoughby the Dog.Tex Avery did the voice of Willoughby, and Mel Blanc did the George the Fox. Contents 1 Plot 2 Trivia 3 Other media 4 External links …   Wikipedia

  • run with the hare and hunt (ride) with the hounds — {v. phr.} To appear to support both parties in a conflict; to conduct things in ambiguous ways. * /Critics accused the king of running with the hare and hunting with the hounds./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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