Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1A person who hunts solely to achieve a kill, rather than as a sport.
- ‘pothunters who shot for the table were despised’
- 1.1informal A person who takes part in a contest merely for the sake of the prize.
- ‘"A bunch of God-damn pot hunters," was how one St. Catharine's old-timer characterized the athletes who jumped into unfamiliar club kit to row just for the week.’
- ‘The pot hunters are sure to be out in force at Reading.’
- ‘It introduced small gold shields for watch chains as prizes, attractive to even the most sordid pot hunter.’
- ‘Early in the fifth century, however, the 'pot hunter' began to appear and Theagenes of Thasos was said to have won some 1,400 prizes at different athletics festivals.’
- 1.2informal A person who seeks objects of archaeological interest or value for personal use or benefit, especially by unscientific or illicit methods.
- ‘They don't want to attract illegal pot hunters trying to find more artifacts.’
- ‘The law was created to prevent the theft and destruction of Native American artifacts, as ‘pot hunters‘ were removing them from historical sites for private collections.’
- ‘The other pot hunters marveled at the treasure.’
- ‘Indiana Jones could have learned a lot from these pot-hunters.’
- ‘These pot hunters spent two months destroying some 650 Native American graves.’
- ‘Pot-hunters sell their finds either to unscrupulous collectors on the ‘black market’ or at auctions and antique shows to unsuspecting collectors.’
- ‘His book follows several families of pot hunters who ran afoul of the government after digging up relics on public land.’
- ‘Pot hunters face felony charges and stiff fines—up to $100,000—when they plunder on public lands.’
- ‘There is an informal network of pot hunters profiting off the land's history. ’
- ‘A bunch of pot hunters who looted ancient relic sites and sold priceless artifacts for profit have received probation.’
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