from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A representation of a hunting scene.


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  • Progressive inventions finally displaced this rifle in military use, but for the accuracy of the shot it has never been surpassed, and it is to-day a loved relic and a valued hunting-piece.

    Sergeant York And His People

  • Louis Champney might have left him his hunting-piece, which as a boy he had coveted, just for the sake of his name --

    Flamsted quarries

  • An army revolver, a great Western six-shooter, a fine little hunting-piece, a grim Ghoorka knife and an assegai, which I recognised from similar treasures on the barrack wall of an English friend of mine -- an infantry major -- one or two bayonets, a curious Japanese sword and a curved dagger whose workmanship was quite unknown to me, completed this decoration, which was the only one on the walls.

    Margarita's Soul The Romantic Recollections of a Man of Fifty

  • Finally the snobbish string-orchestra from Boston, which played only the most exclusive music, began to tune up, and at length, after much mysterious wigwagging of signals to play, it played a hunting-piece.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • Nick had not his father's watch with him, but Herbert Watrous carried a handsome gold hunting-piece, which was now consulted and showed it was nearly two o'clock.

    Through Forest and Fire Wild-Woods Series No. 1

  • The subject was a hunting-piece; and as the leafy boughs of the forest-trees, branching over the tapestry, formed the predominant colour, the apartment had thence acquired its name of the Green Chamber.

    The Antiquary

  • The lower panes of the windows of this room were of stained glass, of vivid tints; but the upper panes were untinged, in order that the light should not be disturbed which fell through them upon two magnificent pictures; one a hunting-piece, by

    Vivian Grey

  • There was an old hunting-piece painted on a panel over one of the chimney-pieces; the figures were portraits of my ancestors.


  • Tabley-hall in Cheshire singularly rude and grotesque, though dated so late as 1619, containing a hunting-piece and the figures of Lucrece and

    Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth

  • Even Titian never made a hunting-piece of a gusto so fresh and lusty, and so near the first ages of the world as this.

    Characters of Shakespeare's Plays


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