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  • n. A spear used for hunting boar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spear used in hunting boars.


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  • Faster than the rest, a tall man seized a boar-spear from the hands of a companion who stood frozen, and stepped out into the clearing.

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  • Hywel had grabbed a boar-spear and picked out a group of Raven warriors to stand with on his own; that was perfect.

    Elephant in the City

  • In a few moments he was back in his place, boar-spear in both hands, punishing the man who'd managed to reach him with savage thrusts of the spear.

    Elephant in the City

  • I just stood and waited, reminding myself that a ski pole makes a decent simulacrum of a boar-spear . . .

    Still January

  • One of his fellow-huntsmen must approach with boar-spear and provoke the boar, making as though he would let fly at him; but let fly he must not, for fear of hitting the man under him.

    On Hunting

  • Foot-traps are also set for the wild boar, similar to those for deer and in the same sort of places; the same inspections and methods of pursuit are needed, with consequent attacks and an appeal to the boar-spear in the end.

    On Hunting

  • As soon as the nets are fixed, the party will come back and let the hounds slip one and all; then each will snatch up his javelin324 and boar-spear, and advance.

    On Hunting

  • Wild pigs may be captured further in the following fashion: The nets are fixed for them at the entrances of woody glens,342 in coppices and hollows, and on screes, where there are outlets into rank meadow-lands, marshes, and clear pools. 343 The appointed person mounts guard at the nets with his boar-spear, while the others work the dogs, exploring the best and likeliest spots.

    On Hunting

  • Ergo, he will not voluntarily get under those feet; but if involuntarily he should come to such a pass, the same means341 of helping each the other to get up again will serve, as in the case of the male animal; and when he has regained his legs, he must ply the boar-spear vigorously till she too has died the death.

    On Hunting

  • If then an animal falls into the net, the net-keeper will grip his boar-spear and344 advance, when he will ply it as I have described; if he escape the net, then after him full cry.

    On Hunting


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