Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hunter. Two lion hunters, or persons who hunt
up all the celebrities of London to grace their parties. (Dickens: Pickwick Papers.)
The mighty hunter.
Nimrod is so called (Gen. x. 9). The meaning seems to be a
conqueror. Jeremiah says, “I [the Lord] will send for many hunters
[warriors], and they shall hunt [chase] them [the Jews] from every
mountain ... and out of the holes of the rocks” (xvi. 16).
Proud Nimrod first the bloody chase began
A mighty hunter, and his prey was man.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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