earth-stopping love


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  • noun hunting the act of blocking a fox's earth (burrow) while it is absent, so it is forced to stay above ground.


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  • The science of earth-stopping had not been pushed to its final term on the Ellington estate, but still there was hope now that the hounds had once been permitted to cross the border which divided Squire Ellington's property from that of the next sporting landowner.

    The Romance of the Coast James Runciman 1871

  • The earth-stopping gasp happened on Friday when I got an email from Intel inviting me to a briefing hosted jointly by Intel and TSMC.

    DailyTech News Feed 2009


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