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Posted by Ed Stansell on September 22, 2002

"Snipe hunting" Meaning: the practice of getting a greenhorn lost in the woods just for the sheer orneriness of it. (a U. S. custom and phrase.) origin/date:??

Greenhorn: U.S. a novice. inexperienced. Origin:a newly antlered deer. When a deer's horns are new, they are covered with a mossy looking coat.The horns are not broken-in yet. They're greenhorns. Date:??
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