from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sport of setting dogs, usually mastiffs, to fight with captive bears. The practice was prohibited in Great Britain by Parliament in 1835.


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  • Bear baiting is only known to occur publicly in South Carolina. Public bear baiting competitions are held in Spartanburg, Hickory Grove, and Travelers Rest, S.C. Backyard events are reportedly held throughout the rural areas of northwest South Carolina during much of the year. (No doubt with a confederate flag waving somewhere.)

    July 7, 2015