from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Spear-play: a name given to justs or tilts, and less accurately to tourneys or tournaments. See these words.
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For I take you all to witness what marvellous feats he did in that great tournament and hastilude which our brother the High King made for him, and how meekly and courteously he consorted with us the space of seven days.