LEASH. A cord or leather thong, by which a falconer holds his hawk. The number three applied to partridges or other game which are killed. Leash of greyhounds, and of hares coursed, means three. No good sportsman, however, uses it for grouse, foxes, or even for hares hunted or shot: a brace and a half is the proper term.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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