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Wild Huntsman

the leader of the Wild Hunt, often associated with Odin.
Origin of Wild Huntsman
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After a while they retraced their course towards the castle, hoping they might once more encounter the Wild Huntsman.

    Windsor Castle William Harrison Ainsworth
  • It was the opinion of some that this might be the Wild Huntsman, famous in German legend.

  • According to her, it asked no odds from the Wild Huntsman, or the Gabriel hounds.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • It was the opinion of some, that this might be the Wild Huntsman, famous in German legend.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
  • Don't stop to saddle—only the horse-cloth; the Wild Huntsman is in the forest; we will welcome him!'

  • I am the Wild Huntsman in some countries; the black miner in others.

    Devil Stories Various
  • Perhaps a reference to "The Wild Huntsman" will stop all criticism at this point.

    Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley
  • Her thoughts whirled through her head as the band of the Wild Huntsman, tempest-driven, might sweep through the forest.

    Albrecht Arlo Bates
  • Mohun rode like the Wild Huntsman, and mile after mile disappeared behind us—flitting away beneath the rapid hoofs of our horses.

  • The Wild Huntsman, being a diabolical character, is considered elsewhere.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway

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