- Ancient Greek ταῦρος (tauros, "bull") + μάχεσθαι ("to fight"). (Wiktionary)
“Still, they could always take this particular political bull down to the Bull Ring and practice their tauromachy on him .....”
“He stayed in touch with Hemingway and tended his own collection of tauromachy -- bullfighting ephemera -- which he estimated at "well over 1,700 items.”
“The streets were plastered with placards of a bull-fight, to take place the next evening (there was no opera that season); but it was not a real Spanish tauromachy — only a theatrical combat, as you could see by the picture in which the horseman was cantering off at three miles an hour, the bull tripping after him with tips to his gentle horns.”
“The good king Ferdinand VII. -- as precious a rascal as ever graced a throne -- founded in Seville the first academy for the cultivation of tauromachy, and bull-fighters swagger through the Sierpes in great numbers and the most faultless costume.”
“La Lidia was published between 1882 and 1900 and the chromolithography’s contributed to a great extent to the popularity of the magazine and the diffusion of the important changes that were taking place in the artistic approach of tauromachy.”
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