Baron Hunt (1910-) British mountaineer, leader of the successful Everest expedition 1953 (with Edmund Hillary and Norgay Tenzing).
(1838-1904) Canadian-born architect in Australia. His buildings make skillful use of the natural qualities of timber and brickwork and are powerful and direct in character. Examples include Tudor House, Moss Vale, New South Wales 1891 and the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Rose Bay, Sydney 1897–1900, the chapel of which featured the first use of a groined stone-vaulted roof in Australia.
(James Henry) (1784-1859) English poet and essayist. The appearance in his Liberal newspaper The Examiner of an unfavorable article that he had written about the Prince Regent caused him to be convicted for libel and imprisoned 1813. The friend and later enemy of Byron, he also knew Keats and Shelley.
His verse is little appreciated today, but he influenced the Romantics, and his book on London The Town 1848 and his Autobiography 1850 survive. The character of Harold Skimpole in Dickens’ Bleak House was allegedly based on him.
(1948-) Australian squash player. He won four Australian Amateur Championships, eight Australian Open Championships, eight British Open titles and was the winner of the first World Open Championship 1976, winning again 1977, 1979, 1980.
(1827-1910) English painter. He was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood 1848. Obsessed with realistic detail, he traveled from 1854 onward to Syria and Palestine to paint biblical subjects. His works include The Awakening Conscience 1853 (Tate Gallery, London) and The Light of the World 1854 (Keble College, Oxford).
1. The pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport; SYN. hunting.
2. The work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts; SYN. hunting.
3. Any pursuit of an elusive goal.
4. A search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria; SYN. pursuit, quest.
5. An association of huntsmen who hunt for sport; SYN. hunt club.
To hunt wild animals; SYN. run, hunt down, track down.