After all, what is reading but a vice, like drink or venery or any other form of excessive self-indulgence?
This conduct of venery is an ideal that is only approximated.
In the early days of venery the whole pack was not allowed to hunt at the commencement of the chase.
Fifthly, By the too frequent reiteration of the act of venery.
The adjective, used in venery of a buck of the third year, is a diminutive of Old Fr.
The hotter the Climate, the stronger are the Inclinations to venery.
But men do not take them to the curée nor are they judged as of the hart or other beasts of venery.
The King held a high Court, and bade his great vassals and barons, and all the lords of his venery to the feast.
This word seems to have remained in use in England long after it had disappeared from the language of French venery.
The walls, wainscoted in dark walnut wood, were adorned with grotesque carvings of hunting scenes and instruments of venery.
"pursuit of sexual pleasure," late 15c., from Medieval Latin veneria "sexual intercourse," from Latin venus (genitive veneris) "sexual love, sexual desire" (see Venus). In earlier use it may have been felt as a play on now obsolete homonym venery "practice or sport of hunting, the chase" (early 14c.), from Old French venerie, from Latin venari "to hunt" (see venison).