Noun(1) a hunt in which beaters force the game to flee in the direction of the hunter(2) indiscriminate slaughter
(1) they were shot down like pheasants in a battue(2) Heavy investment was made in the nineteenth century in rearing thousands of pheasants for leisured slaughter in the battue .(3) The battue , a hunt in which bushes are beaten to drive out the game (a method used by the Aborigines), proved to be much more successful.(4) More than a hunt, battue is a social activity where people enjoy the same passion and spend time together.(5) A head of the hunt in a battue may be a person who has passed an aptitude test in the State Forest Service and has received a head of the hunt's certificate.(6) In some clubs or associations it's forbidden to hunt antlered stag in battue .(7) Researching the meaning of the word " battue " gives some indication of such a rifle's intended purpose, which is to rapidly acquire and shoot multiple animals in something approaching a stampede.(8) But any improvement in relations was temporary, for further improvements in guns led to vast battues , in which 1,000 birds might be shot in one day.
1. bloodbath ::
2. bloodletting ::
3. bloodshed ::
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