E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hunter. Two lion hunters. or persons who hunt
up all the celebrities of London to grace their parties. (Dickens: Pickwick Papers.)
The mighty hunter. Nimrod is so called (Gen. x. 9). The meaning seems to be a conqueror. Jeremiah says, I [the Lord] will send for many hunters [warriors], and they shall hunt [chase] them [the Jews] from every mountain and out of the holes of the rocks (xvi. 16).