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ˈkɔr sɪŋ, ˈkoʊr-cours·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coursingnoun

    hunting with dogs (usually greyhounds) that are trained to chase game (such as hares) by sight instead of by scent


  1. coursingnoun

    The "sport" of chasing wild animals, especially hares, with dogs by sight rather than by scent


  1. coursing

    Coursing is the pursuit or chasing of game or other wild animals, typically by hounds or dogs trained for such a pursuit. It can also refer to following a particular course or direction, such as in river coursing through a valley. In construction, it refers to a continuous horizontal layer of bricks or other building materials.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coursing

    of Course

  2. Coursingnoun

    the pursuit or running game with dogs that follow by sight instead of by scent


  1. Coursing

    Coursing is the pursuit of game or other animals by dogs—chiefly greyhounds and other sighthounds—catching their prey by speed, running by sight and not by scent. Coursing was a common hunting technique, practised by the nobility, the landed and wealthy, and commoners with sighthounds and lurchers. In its oldest recorded form in the Western world, as described by Arrian, the sport was practised by all levels of society, as remained the case until Carolingian forest law appropriated hunting grounds, or commons, for the king, the nobility, and other land owners. Animals coursed include hares, rabbits, foxes, deer of all sorts, antelope, gazelle, jackals, wolves. Jackrabbits and coyotes are the most common animals coursed in America. Competitive coursing in Ireland, the UK and Spain has two dogs running together. In America, generally speaking three dogs are run together. The Protection of Wild Mammals Act and the Hunting Act 2004 made it illegal to course any type of mammal except rabbits and rats. Dogs are still permitted to chase game into the path of a waiting gun, as long as no more than two dogs are used. In Australia, dogs may be used to hunt feral animals such as foxes, deer, goat, rabbit and pigs.

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  1. scouring

  2. sourcing

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coursing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coursing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of coursing in a Sentence

  1. Carol Anderson:

    But for a Black person to do that, somehow that's criminal. So you have the criminalization of Blackness coursing through this thing.

  2. Nick Hague:

    It's nerve wracking. All the emotions that are going to be kind of coursing through me, you're leaving family for an extended period of time, so it can be stressful.

  3. Jonathan Blake:

    There was this absolute fear about what was befalling seemingly healthy gay men, who would suddenly take ill for no apparent reason and die in appalling circumstances, your head is messed up, you have this killer virus coursing through your veins, you feel like a pariah... HIV was considered a gay plague that we (gay men) had brought upon ourselves - it was horrid.

  4. Alexis karpouzos:

    When you look deeply into yourself you may be able to see that there is, in this moment, a quality of aliveness that is animating you that is not philosophical and is not abstract. It's independent of what you think about it, what you believe about it and what you feel about it. It's always there! it is animating your breath, It is coursing the spirit, it is what makes it possible for you to think and speak and see and hear. This is the invisible touch.

  5. Jonathan Blake:

    Your head is messed up, you have this killer virus coursing through your veins, you feel like a pariah... HIV was considered a gay plague that we (gay men) had brought upon ourselves - it was horrid.

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    relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
    • A. sought
    • B. urban
    • C. noninvasive
    • D. hatched

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