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  • n. A performance art popular in Spain and many former Spanish colonies in which a matador manipulates and ultimately kills a bull at close range.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the activity at a bullfight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sport among Spaniards, and peoples of Spanish origin, in which mounted men attack bulls. See bull-fight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the activity at a bullfight


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  • Sadly, bullfighting is still very much alive in Spain, with the colorful posters covering every bare space of public wall with the lionized torero or bullfighter shown in regal splendor.

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  • The statute would therefore outlaw the sale in the United States of a bullfighting video produced in Spain (since bullfighting is not legal in the United States), the sale of any hunting video or magazine in the District of Columbia (since no hunting is allowed in the District) or the sale of a crossbow hunting video or magazine in the many states which allow hunting with compound bows but not with crossbows.

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  • Ivan Aguinaga/Associated Press Jallikattu is an ancient Pongal, or Tamil harvest festival, tradition in south India, though it's not as well known as the bullfighting that originated in Spain.

    Taming Bulls in India

  • The Herald says the leftist president may be trying to bolster support among the lower classes, which are drawn to cockfighting, while targeting bullfighting, which is popular among the wealthy.

    Ecuador's efforts to ban bullfighting has some fans seeing red

  • And then there is bullfighting, which is not considered a sport by its fans but a form of theatre, the object of which is the demonstration of courage in the face of death.

    Why Darting Isn't Hunting

  • * Can't resist a bit more Tynan from this neglected masterpiece-- what happens when a great drama critic does bullfighting, which is to say, eclipses Hemingway.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Lawmakers in the tourism-rich region centering on Barcelona acted on a bill prompted by a petition from a citizens lobby group that calls bullfighting a form of cruelty to animals.

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  • In such books as A Farewell to Arms, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea, he glorified heroic male exploits, such as bullfighting, boxing, and safari hunting.

    Hemingway, Ernest

  • Almost every country has its blood sport; bullfighting in Spain and parts of Latin America; fox-hunting in the U.K.; moose, deer, bear, ducks—all hunted around the world.

    The Ultimate Fighters

  • I'd head to Nîmes (just over the border in Languedoc-Roussillon), preferably between 8-13 June for the Féria (, and either buy a ticket for the bullfighting at the Roman arena of Les Arènes (4 rue de la Violette, or settle for some gardiane, a bull casserole.

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