Definition of Abatures
1. abature [n] - See also: abature
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Literary usage of Abatures
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1. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"20. abatures, the traces left by a stag in the underwood through which he has passed. ..."
2. Turbervile's Booke of Hunting, 1576 by George Turberville (1908)
"... a Harte whiche hath a long foote hath a greater bodie than they whiche are round footed. Of the iudgement of the abatures and beating downe of the lowe ..."
3. A German and English Dictionary by Karl. Breul (1906)
"step (before a door)\ grass trodden down by deer, abatures, foiling ; feinen — nehmen, to withdraw, to retire (obs,). ..."
4. An universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1724)
"LT abatures, [among Hunters] Foil- Ing, the Sprigs or Grafs that a Stag throws down in ..."