from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who fights bulls; a human combatant in a bull-fight.


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  • When I become an old man, and mayhap a cripple, and should I need to make a living and be unable to do hard work, then would I become a bull-fighter.

    The Madness of John Harned

  • Dougal leapt aside like a bull-fighter, jabbing at it with his spear.

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  • Putting away some pictures in my hard drive, I found this of Ricardo Montalban from one of his early movies in which he played a bull-fighter.

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  • The Matador is the epic tale of David Fandila's quest to become the world's top-ranked bull-fighter.

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  • One patio is often much like another, though none was perhaps of so much public interest as the patio of the lady who loved a bull-fighter and has made her patio a sort of shrine to him.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • We both of us handled the gold ornaments of a man whom we believed to be a bull-fighter, but who turned out to be a duke, — and a duke, too, who could speak English!

    An Autobiography

  • But, then, who would think that a Spanish bull-fighter would talk a foreign language?

    Tales of all countries

  • There they were associated with the look and dress of a torrero, and our coachman, though an old Castilian of the austerest and most taciturn pattern, may have been in his gay youth an Andalusian bull-fighter.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • The bull-fighter of to-day is by no means drawn from the dregs of the people; there is, at any rate, one instance of a man of good birth and education attaining celebrity as a professional _torero_.

    Spanish Life in Town and Country

  • The three principal personages of the tale -- the only important ones -- are, a young gentleman of Madrid, a bull-fighter named Juancho, and an orphan girl of humble birth and great beauty.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847


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