Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A contest at boxing; a pugilistic encounter; a prize-fight.

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Examples

  • Rogers, Esquires; and a boxing-match, in which the athletic author of “Pelham” was pitched against the hardy mountain bard, Wordsworth.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • London coaches — a stage in and out — and might be seen swaggering through the courts in pink of early mornings, and indulged in dice and blind-hookey at nights, and never missed a race or a boxing-match; and rode flat-races, and kept bull-terriers.

    The Book of Snobs

  • A boxing-match came off, but neither of the men were very game or severely punished, so that Mr. Warrington and the rest of the spectators had but little pleasure out of that encounter.

    The Virginians

  • What was that story meanwhile which came round to our friends, of young Mr. Lutestring and young Mr. Drabshaw the Quaker having a boxing-match at a tavern in the city, and all about this young lady?

    The Virginians

  • Hodinskoe field to see the famous boxing-match arranged by Orlov.

    A Desperate Character

  • Our days were enlivened by visits from the Arabs who were also bound for Unyanyembe; by comical scenes in the camp; sometimes by court-martials held on the refractory; by a boxing-match between

    How I Found Livingstone

  • “But upon looking over the list just now it seemed to me that you, old fossil, had come again to make as much as fun of me, as if you were putting up a stage for a boxing-match.”

    Hung Lou Meng

  • People imagine that the war is only a gigantic boxing-match at which they are gazing from afar, thanks to the papers.

    Time Regained

  • But they were exhausted and dejected, like those clowns whom you see parodying a boxing-match and who, lying on top of one another, go on aimlessly punching the air.

    Maigret at the Crossroads

  • Sharp altercation followed this insult, and the soldiers went off, but soon returned with a party of their comrades, when there was a challenge to a boxing-match, and this grew into a fight, the rope-makers using their "wouldring-sticks," and the soldiers clubs and cutlasses.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863

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