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hare and hounds

noun
1.
an outdoor game in which certain players, the hares, start off in advance on a long run, scattering small pieces of paper, called the scent, with the other players, the hounds, following the trail so marked in an effort to catch the hares before they reach a designated point.
Also called paper chase.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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hare and hounds

noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a game in which certain players (hares) run across country scattering pieces of paper that the other players (hounds) follow in an attempt to catch the hares
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