Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A specimen of one of the varieties of the hen classed as games.

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Examples

  • This January, top game-fowl breeders from Malaysia, Japan, Mexico, and the U.S. were among a tournament record 284 entries competing for $350,000 in prizes.

    The Ultimate Fighters

  • And other birds are more fertile than game-fowl, for their bodies are more fluid and bulkier, whereas those of game-fowl are leaner and drier, since a passionate spirit is found rather in such bodies as the latter.

    On the Generation of Animals

  • "No, they are making game-fowl fight," Moro replied.

    Fil and Filippa Story of Child Life in the Philippines

  • Seated around the pit, there was some delay in showing, and Dr. Carmody of the brigade staff gave me, unsolicited, his mature opinions upon game-fowl:

    The Reckoning

  • When this sort of Bantam is pure, it yields in courage and spirit to none, and is, in fact, a game-fowl in miniature, being as beautiful and graceful as it is spirited.

    The Book of Household Management

  • Three breeders, a feed store owner and the president of the American Game Fowl Society argued that the law chills their "right to travel with chickens" and to associate with the game-fowl crowd, according to the ruling.

    Courthouse News Service

  • There fell to my lot three delectable things enough, which I take pains to remember, that the reader may not go away wholly unsatisfied from the Barmecide feast to which I have bidden him, -- a red mullet, a plate of mushrooms, exquisitely stewed, and part of a ptarmigan, a bird of the same family as the grouse, but feeding high up towards the summit of the Scotch mountains, whence it gets a wild delicacy of flavor very superior to that of the artificially nurtured English game-fowl.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863

  • I fight game-fowl and like it, be the fashion and the ethics what they may. "

    The Reckoning

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