fault (n.)
[hunting] break in a line of scent, loss of scent
TN II.v.125[Fabian to Sir Toby, of Malvolio] The cur is excellent at faults
TS induction.1.18[Lord to First Huntsman, of his dog] Silver made it good / At the hedge corner, in the coldest fault
Ven.694[Venus to Adonis, of hounds] Ceasing their clamorous cry till they have singled ... the cold fault cleanly out
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