Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A competition between shooters of game. Usually the several species of game killed are scored by a scale of points, and the match is won by the side scoring the highest number of points.

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Examples

  • Many of them, conscious of being the weaker party, became afraid of foul play, slipt away from the places to which they had been appointed, and left the hunting-match like men who conceived they had been invited with no friendly intent.

    Castle Dangerous

  • Douglas Castle upon a solemn hunting-match, which had for its object the wild cattle of the neighbouring dale.

    Castle Dangerous

  • The moment after these thoughts had passed through her mind, the tramp of a horse was heard approaching; and Sir John de Walton, pressing through the trees, became aware of the presence of his lady, captive, as it seemed, in the grasp of a Scottish outlaw, who was only known to him by his former audacity at the hunting-match.

    Castle Dangerous

  • A hunting-match has still its attractions, even though an English knight take his pleasure in the woods of the Douglas.

    Castle Dangerous

  • But this indication of his taste for good cheer, joined to the annunciation of his being a follower of the Court, who had lost himself at the great hunting-match, cannot induce the niggard Hermit to produce better fare than bread and cheese, for which his guest showed little appetite; and “thin drink,” which was even less acceptable.

    Ivanhoe

  • Waverley had already seen something of the kind at the hunting-match which he attended with Fergus MacIvor; but this was on a scale of much greater magnitude, and incomparably deeper interest.

    Waverley

  • But to return to the hunting-match; the natives understanding this kind of warfare, were terribly alarmed, for they at once perceived the power and numbers of the whites.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • But to return to the hunting-match; the natives understanding this kind of warfare, were terribly alarmed, for they at once perceived the power and numbers of the whites.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • The stag, as well as the fallow-deer, and the roe, were formerly so abundant that, according to Lesley, from five hundred to a thousand were sometimes slain at a hunting-match; but the native races would already have been extinguished, had they not been carefully preserved in certain forests.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 531, January 28, 1832

  • As for myself, I got home towards dusk, where I found my neighbours and slaves surprised, and at the same time glad, at my unexpected return, as if it had been from a hunting-match in the neighbourhood.

    History of Louisisana Or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina: Containing

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