VENERY. The sport of hunting.—5penser. The hare, hart, hind, boar, and wolf were called beasts of the forest, or beasts of venery : the buck, doe, fox, roe, and marten, beasts of chase: and the hare, coney, pheasant, and partridge, beasts and fowls of warren: to these last, Lord Coke adds, the quail, woodcock, water fowl, &c.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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