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ground game

noun
1.
(Brit) game animals, such as hares or deer, found on the earth's surface: distinguished from game birds
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  • The female goshawk, besides being flown at ground game, may be trained to take many other quarry, both big and little.

  • "ground game," indeed—at any rate rabbits—it was open to all to shoot.

    Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff
  • ground game at that, for Coracle is in the act of "jugging" a hare.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • ground game at that, for Coracle is in the act of “jugging” a hare.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • Could he interest himself as to the prevalence or decadence of ground game?

    The American Senator Anthony Trollope

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