One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A huntsman's assistant who brings straying hounds back into the pack.
- ‘Mr Ferry began his hunting career as a whipper-in with Yorkshire's Middleton Hunt, before becoming the country's youngest master of a hunt, in Shropshire.’
- ‘Some sounded convincing, and might well have once had unions, such as wherrymen, wharfingers, wainscotters, wainwrights and whippers-in.’
- ‘The singer, whose son Otis is an assistant whipper-in for the Middleton Hunt, which sets off from Malton, has spoken of his support for the pro-hunt Countryside Alliance.’
- ‘His whippers-in rap out commands to straying hounds in their unreproducible, never varying, clipped tones.’
- ‘There is also some ado about puppy-walking and what a whipper-in does, and a number of references to hip flasks.’
- ‘And what is Anne McGuire thinking of in acting as a whipper-in for these malcontents?’
- ‘Mr Ferry is a well-known hunt supporter and joined the Middleton hunt in Yorkshire as a whipper-in four years ago after leaving Marlborough College.’
- ‘Otis was a whipper-in for the Middleton Hunt, based at Birdsall, near Malton.’
- ‘Their huntsman was Kieran Barrett, Killarney, and the whippers-in were Donal Murphy, Headford, and Dan O'Sullivan, Gneeveguilla.’
- ‘Most of our family and friends hunt so it seemed a great way to celebrate, " said Richard, a livestock farmer and an amateur whipper-in with the South Pembrokeshire Hunt.’
- ‘So it took me some time to come to terms with the fact that he supports fox hunting and his son is a whipper-in.’
- ‘A huntsman manages the dogs with the help of his assistants, the whippers-in.’
- ‘In 1793 three months' hunt wages and the expenses of whippers-in, helpers, hounds and horses kept at Gerrards Cross totalled about 200 [pounds sterling], roughly 53,800 [pounds sterling] a year in today's money.’
- ‘After taking his exams at Marlborough, he went to work for an Irish horse-dealer, then, at 17, joined the Middleton Hunt in North Yorkshire as a whipper-in.’
- ‘The revived pack were, of course, fox-hounds and Patricia Loftus was the joint master with the late Dr. O'Brien as well as being the first whipper-in.’
- ‘Among the functionaries are a musician-fool, and a kind of whipper-in called the Pot-raj.’
- ‘A whipper-in, asked what they would do if they uncovered a quarry, said smiling: ‘We'll have to see what pops up.’’
- ‘‘We're a very friendly, laid-back hunt with nothing toffee-nosed about us at all,’ says recently-promoted joint hunt master Judith Skilbeck, also whipper-in.’
- ‘It was Mrs Staveley who taught its present amateur whipper-in, Eric Simpson, to ride when he took up the sport at the age of 45.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.