Hunter

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.

Pope: Windsor.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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