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hare and hounds

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Definition of hare and hounds in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A game, especially a paperchase, in which a group of people chase another person or group across the countryside.
Example sentences
  • Cross-country running began in England in the early 19th century through a school game called ‘hare and hounds’ or ‘the paper chase.’
  • For the uninitiated, the Hash House Harriers were first established in Malaysia in 1938, when a group of British ex-pats had been meeting for regular ‘hare and hounds’ runs based on English public school paper chases.
  • Landlord James Butler is hosting a 60-strong group of runners from the Hash House Harriers running club who plan a one hour ‘hare and hounds’ event beginning at midday.

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