paper chase

paper chase
an outdoor game; one group of players (the hares) start off on a long run scattering bits of paper (the scent) and pursuers (the hounds) try to catch them before they reach a designated spot
Syn: ↑hare and hounds
Hypernyms: ↑game

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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