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Thread #58033   Message #916659
Posted By: Richard Bridge
23-Mar-03 - 06:02 PM
Thread Name: 'Innocent Hare' What does 'relope' mean?
Subject: RE: 'Innocent Hare' What does 'relope' mean?
I don't know where the idea came from but (and I have never hunted or coursed at all, but I know a man who does and I might ask him) I have always thought that the word "relope", of a hunted hare, meant to change direction so as to return towards one or more of the pursuers