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pigeon-shooting

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  • Lord Rufford is a rich man who thinks of nothing but sport in all its various shapes, from pigeon-shooting at Hurlingham to the slaughter of elephants in Africa; and though he is lenient in all his dealings, is not much thought of in the Dillsborough side of the county, except by those who go out with the hounds.

    The American Senator

  • He fished and shot and hunted during nine or ten months of the year, filling up his time as best he might with coaching polo, and pigeon-shooting.

    The Duke's Children

  • The acquaintanceship ripened at Hurlingham on tickets furnished by Podmore, a man of independent means, who desired them to see him shooting pigeons; for this was in the full blush of that desirable practice, when a robuster community still connected the expression pigeon-shooting with the expression sport.

    On Forsyte 'Change

  • But I thought only of Mme. Swann, and pretended to have not yet seen her, for I knew that, when she reached the pigeon-shooting ground, she would tell her coachman to ‘break away’ and to stop the carriage, so that she might come back on foot.

    Swann's Way

  • I reached the shore of the lake; I walked on as far as the pigeon-shooting ground.

    Swann's Way

  • Then, as their acquaintance progressed, there were little competitions between Jack and Raffles at artificial pigeon-shooting, Raffles having fixed up the apparatus, and Jack, from the twenty-five yards 'mark, occasionally winged his clay pigeon.

    Acton's Feud A Public School Story

  • With what spirit and power all the characteristic incidents and scenes of a new settlement are described, -- pigeon-shooting, bass-fishing, deer-hunting, the making of maple-sugar, the turkey-shooting at Christmas, the sleighing-parties in winter!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862

  • But have you ever heard of bull-fighting or pigeon-shooting in civilised, humane Europe?

    The Hawk of Egypt

  • They never got over their love for fox-hunting and pigeon-shooting.

    Ben Comee A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, 1758-59

  • Not so m-much of pigeon-shooting and fox-hunting as of things I disliked, p-ploughing in the spring, hilling corn till my back ached, cutting logs into lengths for firewood till my arms were t-tired out and my hands b-blistered.

    Ben Comee A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, 1758-59

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