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Fox hunting, night style, borrows a term or two from English tradition but also employs many of its own. A short glossary:
Babble: To give tongue without having scented a fox. Bad trait.
Backtracking: Running the line of scent in the wrong direction—toward where the fox came from. Cardinal sin.
Blowing off the hunt: Calling in the hounds, usually with horns made from cattle or goat horns, at the end of hunting.
The cast: The act of releasing hounds for a day's running.
Cry fox: To bark in characteristic announcement of the scent of fox.
Cutting: Some hounds learn to anticipate the fox and leave the line of scent, taking a short cut to where they think the fox will go. Another cardinal sin.
Giving tongue: To the uninitiated, more barking; to the hunter, the pulse-quickening music of hounds in pursuit.
Harking in: When a hound running alone catches the cry of a pack, rushes to join it, giving tongue.
Sight race: That rare chase in which hounds actually see the fox.