Definitions

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  • noun Dated form of matador.

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Examples

  • All games of dominoes, except matadore, are based on the principle of following suit or matching.

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  • [Page 86] or the matadore a slightly armed gladiator facing his martyrdom, and all the rest of the obscure yet vivid associations of an historic survival, had carried me beyond the endurance of any of the rest of the party.

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes

  • "Yes," I replied, "when you set down goat's meat for mutton, and gave me strong beef I had seen killed by the matadore in the bull-ring the day before."

    Six Months in Mexico

  • Just now she regarded all mankind as her enemies (and I do not blame her), so when the matadore came prancing towards her with the red handkerchief flying at the end of his long lance, she threw up her head, and gave a most appropriate "Moo!"

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys

  • Poor slow Toby backed so precipitately that he tripped over a stone, and down went horse, matadore, and all, in one ignominious heap, while distracted Buttercup took a surprising leap over the wall, and galloped wildly out of sight down the road.

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys

  • Poor slow Toby backed so precipitately that he tripped over a stone, and down went horse, matadore, and all, in one ignominious heap, while distracted Buttercup took a surprising leap over the wall, and galloped wildly out of sight down the road.

    Little Men

  • Just now she regarded all mankind as her enemies (and I do not blame her), so when the matadore came prancing towards her with the red handkerchief flying at the end of his long lance, she threw up her head, and gave

    Little Men

  • The matadore is regarded as quite a hero by the masses of the people, receiving a princely remuneration for his services.

    Due West or Round the World in Ten Months

  • The matadore who finally faces the bull single-handed, to give him the _coup-de-grace_ with his

    Due West or Round the World in Ten Months

  • If the picador receives the bull gallantly and forces him to retreat, or if the matadore courageously faces and wounds the bull, they applaud these acts of science and valor; but if the bull overthrow the horse and his rider, or if the matadore miss his aim and the bull seems ready to gore him, their delight knows no bounds.

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