After Melton Mowbray, an urban district of central England
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Melton Sentence Examples
Melton is the centre of a celebrated hunting district, in connexion with which there are large stables in the town.
During the Civil War Melton was in February 1644 the scene of a defeat of the parliamentary forces by the royalists.
In 1227 a market on Monday and a fair on the vigil and day of St Luke the Evangelist were granted to the archbishop, and in 1320 Archbishop Melton obtained the right of holding two new fairs on the feasts of St James the Apostle lasting five days and of SS.
Packs of foxhounds vary, from large establishments in the "Shires," the meets of which are attended by hundreds of horsemen, some of whom keep large stables of hunters in constant work - for though a man at Melton, for instance, may see a great deal of sport with half-a-dozen well-seasoned animals, the number is not sufficient if he is anxious to be at all times well mounted - to small kennels in the north of England, where the field follow on foot.