Early 16th century: from the former practice of using a horse trained to allow a fowler to hide behind it, or under its coverings, until within easy range of prey.
From Australia where they know it all
Wake up from a dream and you know the feeling of what you have lived and where you have been; what dangers you were in or what romance was blossoming. Try and describe the dream … and so much is missing.
Write a story and you know the vivid pictures you have in your mind. It’s so difficult to pin down the colours and feelings on the page. Fluttering, breaking wings, falling, just the dust of wings on the page.
Every piece of writing is a shadow, a reflection, a hint.