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pur·suit / pərˈsoōt/ • n. 1. the action of following or pursuing someone or something: the cat crouched in the grass in pursuit of a bird those whose business is the pursuit of knowledge. ∎  a bicycle race in which competitors start from different parts of a track and attempt to overtake one another. ∎  Physiol. the action of the eye in following a moving object. 2. (often pursuits) an activity of a specified kind, esp. a recreational or athletic one: a whole range of leisure pursuits. PHRASES: give pursuit (of a person, animal, or vehicle) start to chase another.

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Pursuit (Journal)

Quarterly publication of the Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained. The Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained was founded in 1966 by explorer-author Ivan T. Sanderson (1911-1973), an enthusiastic student of the research of Charles H. Fort into strange and anomalous phenomena and events. Pursuit included reports on the wide range of Fortean phenomena, i.e., bizarre events, strange anomalies, synchronicities and scientific ambiguities often ignored or explained away, such as unusual falls from the skies, mysterious disappearances and reappearances, stigmata, earthquake and tornado anomalies, invisible assassins, teleportation, UFO s, levitation, monsters, inexplicable fires and explosions. The society died soon after Sanderson's death in 1973 and with it went Pursuit.