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battue


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Battue  \Bat"tue`\,  n.  [F.  battue,  fr  battre  to  beat  See 
  {Batter},  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Battuta}.]  (Hunting) 
  a  The  act  of  beating  the  woods,  bushes,  etc.,  for  game. 
  b  The  game  itself 
  c  The  wanton  slaughter  of  game.  --Howitt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  battue 
  n  1:  a  hunt  in  which  beaters  force  the  game  to  flee  in  the 
  direction  of  the  hunter 
  2:  indiscriminate  slaughter  [syn:  {bloodbath},  {bloodletting}, 
  {bloodshed}] 




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