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counter adv.: (hunting term) following the trail in a direction opposite to that which the game has taken Err. IV. ii. 39 “A hound that runs ,” 2H4 I. ii. 102, Ham. IV. v. 110 “this is , you false Danish dogs.” ∥ In the first two instances there is a quibble on the ‘Counter’ or debtors' prison, cf. COUNTER-GATE.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.5
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 4.2
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