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Epic heroes (see homer) hunt to fill their bellies or to rid the land of dangerous beasts. The boar is the most formidable antagonist; venison is highly valued; mentions of lions are ...

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

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2019

...hunting The undesirable oscillation of the output of a controlled system about an average...

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A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
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137 words

... In the UK this specifically refers to the chasing of live or simulated quarry with hounds or dogs. This may be conducted on horseback or on foot. These activities are termed field sports , and by opponents they are termed blood sports. Hunting has been, and continues to be, a highly controversial activity, and after significant pressures the hunting of live quarry with hounds and dogs was banned in the UK; in Scotland under the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002, and in England and Wales under the Hunting Act 2004 . However, hunting in all...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
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98 words

... . Though generally held to be lawful for the laity, hunting was forbidden to the clergy by a series of Gallic councils beginning with that of Agde ( 506 ) , whose ruling passed into the ‘ Corpus Iuris Canonici ’. In the Middle Ages a distinction was made between ‘quiet’ and ‘noisy’ hunting, and it was widely thought that only the latter was forbidden to the clergy. The 1983 Code of RC Canon Law makes no mention of the subject. In modern times hunting by laity and clergy alike has sometimes been condemned on humanitarian...

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A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (5 ed.)

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2018

... Fluctuation of a controlled signal about its desired value that results from overcorrection by a control device. The stable desired value is never actually attained. ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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387 words

...] 316f). Hunting played a more important role as a pastime of the upper class and is represented on their possessions, such as silks and an ivory casket in Troyes (Athens Cat., no.52). Three emperors ( Theodosios II , Basil I , and John II ) died in hunting accidents. There were imperial officials called protokynegos and protoierakarios , and hunting images formed a signal element of imperial symbolism. Hunting was also considered a good substitute for military training (cf. Spaneas , ed. Wagner , p.6.122–23). Enthusiasm for hunting peaked under the...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
233 words

...literature to hunting for sport. Walter Rathenau 's remark has often been quoted in this connection: “When a Jew says he's going hunting to amuse himself, he lies.’ There are Jews, of course, who do enjoy taking part in the hunt, advancing the usual arguments for why this is thought to be desirable. Yet there is no record of Rabbis in any age hunting animals for sport. There is no logical reason for distinguishing between hunting animals and catching fish, apart from the question of risk to human life, yet some Jews who would not hunt animals see no harm in...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
377 words

... Epic heroes ( see homer ) hunt to fill their bellies or to rid the land of dangerous beasts. The boar is the most formidable antagonist; venison is highly valued; mentions of lions are problematic. Hunters go on foot, armed with spear or bow. In Greek Classical literature the educational value of hunting is emphasized, but hunting is still for the pot and the methods described in Xenophon 's On Hunting are often unsporting. These include the use of snares and the beating of fawns so that their cries will draw their mothers within range. Hare‐hunting...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion
Length:
193 words

...hunting . Though this has been generally held to be lawful for the laity, it was forbidden to the clergy by a series of Gallic councils beginning with a canon (55) of the Council of Agde ( 506 ) which reappears in the ‘ Corpus Iuris Canonici ’. In the Scholastic period a distinction was made between ‘quiet’ and ‘noisy’ hunting ( quieta and clamorosa ), and there was a division of opinion whether both kinds or only the noisy were forbidden to the clergy. The common opinion was that only the noisy was illicit. By ‘noisy’ was meant the hunting of large or...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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2,319 words
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... . Modern hunting can be distinguished from hunting in premodern society in that the question of who hunts and of who is allowed to hunt becomes the critical issue in modern hunting. Although the overall number of people that are directly involved in hunting practices varies in proportion to the society at large, hunting continues to preoccupy the cultural imagination. It plays a considerable role in the transformation of society, in particular in the creation and maintenance of social differences. In the second half of the eighteenth century, fundamental...

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The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
541 words

... Epic heroes ( see homer ) hunt to fill their bellies or to rid the land of dangerous beasts ( Hom. Od. 9. 154–48, 10. 157–63; Il. 9. 533–49). The boar is the most formidable antagonist; venison is highly valued; mentions of lions are problematic. Hunters go on foot, armed with spear or bow. In Greek Classical literature the educational value of hunting is emphasized ( Pl. Leg. 822d; Xen. Cyn. 1), but hunting is still for the pot and the methods described in Xenophon ( 1 ) 's Cynegeticus ( Hunting Man ) are often unsporting. These include...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Current Version:
2005

...ruler. The adaptation of royal hunting privileges for nonroyal tomb owners became evident toward the end of the Old Kingdom, when they were shown hunting with bow and arrow (the first known depiction is the rock tomb of Ankehtifi in Moʿalla). The ritualistic interpretation of the hunt in ancient Egypt means that hunting was not considered a sport or recreation. An evaluation of hunting as a sport is possible only after the rituals have lost meaning; thus, during the Middle Kingdom, the king and his noble officials went hunting for the first time as a...

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A Dictionary of Physics (8 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Physics
Length:
51 words

...hunting The oscillation of a gauge needle or engine speed about a mean value. In a rotating mechanism, set to operate at a constant speed, pulsation above and below the set speed can occur, especially if the speed is controlled by a governor. It can be corrected using a damping device....

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
605 words

...by Frederick II of Hohenstaufen , C. A. Wood (ed.), F. M. Fyfe (ed.), Stanford (CA), 1943 (repr. 1981). Gaston Phébus , Livre de Chasse , G. Tilander (ed.), Karlshamn, 1971 (“Cynegetica”, 18). J. M. Gilbert , Hunting and Hunting Reserves in Medieval Scotland , Edinburgh, 1979. La Chasse au Moyen Âge , Paris, 1980. A. Rooney , Hunting in Middle English Literature , Woodbridge, 1993. Pierre...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
1,416 words
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...spear throwers up to the time of European contact. In some areas of the world, alternative hunting technology was also developed, for example, blowguns in Amazonia or harpoons used by coastal natives. Hunter-gatherers who have been observed in modern times use a tremendous variety of methods and technologies to obtain game. Most of these fall into the categories of mobile encounter-based hunting, sit-and-wait ambush hunting, or game drives. Mobile encounter-based hunting is walking through an area suspected to be rich in game, hoping to encounter prey and...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Current Version:
2005

... . While Chaucer does not have anything as elaborate as the descriptions of the hunts in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight , he often refers to hunting. This is not surprising, since it was a very prominent feature of medieval life. It took a variety of forms: hunting or trapping animals, hunting birds with falcons, or catching them by snares. It was an occupation of all social classes (one of the humbler forms is alluded to in The House of Fame (2154) where men stamp as they do to drive eels into the nets). In courtly circles the hunting of animals in...

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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
141 words

... The pursuit by humans of animal prey for the purposes of pleasure and fun, rather than commercial profit, subsistence, or survival. In upper-class British culture in the later 18th century and into the early 19th century, the very word ‘sportsman’ could be seen as a synonym for ‘hunter’. Ralph Nevill , in his Sporting Days and Sporting Ways ( 1910 ), catalogued the sporting enthusiasms—which might, he acknowledged, seem ‘brutal’ to the more modern eye and sensitivity—of ‘the man of pleasure’. Sport, he noted, ‘monopolised the attention of the majority...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
1,303 words
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...hunting is often represented—notably on the marble sarcophagi created by Greek sculptors for the kings of Sidon and now in the Archaeological Museum at Istanbul. The Satrap sarcophagus portrays the perils of hunting big game on horseback; a less realistic hunt, on the Lycian sarcophagus, allegorises the virtue of a dead prince; and the Alexander sarcophagus may show, from the point of view of an Asiatic ruler, an incident of a historical lion-hunt in which Alexander the Great ( 336–323 bce ) took part with his generals. Engraved gems often show hunting on...

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
430 words

... . As a popular pastime of the nobility, it is hardly surprising that hunting in its various forms should play an important part in medieval fiction. Like tournaments, hunting scenes, whether involving falcons, hounds, or simply the bow and arrow, are extensively used in imaginative writing. Often, such episodes are purely decorative, without any real narrative function. Frequently, though, the hunt is both a social occasion and an opportunity for the demonstration of bravery and agility; and the locus of the hunt itself, the forest, offering the...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
511 words

... Hunting see also Animal Rights , Field Sports I do not see why I should break my neck because a dog chooses to run after a nasty smell. on being asked why he did not hunt Arthur James Balfour 1848 – 1930 British Conservative statesman , Prime Minister 1902–5 Ian Malcolm Lord Balfour: A Memory (1930) The dusky night rides down the sky, And ushers in the morn; The hounds all join in glorious cry, The huntsman winds his horn: And a-hunting we will go. Henry Fielding 1707 – 54 English novelist and dramatist Don Quixote in England (1733)...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... The activity of finding and killing or capturing wild animals for food, pelts , or as a field sport...

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