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- n. boar hunting
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Boar hunting; -- so called by Anglo-Indians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sport of hunting wild boars, the huntsman being mounted and armed with a spear.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the sport of hunting wild boar with spears
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"We rode out from gay Mana and continued the gay progress — down the lava trails to Kiholo to the swimming and the fishing and the feasting and the sleeping in the warm sand under the palms; and up to Puuwaawaa, and more pig-sticking, and roping and driving, and wild mutton from the upper pasture-lands; and on through Kona, now mauka"
"I was pig-sticking with him at Mana," the other nodded.
Not a muscle moved in that awful lined face, while there was uproar from the watchers; Vasco curvetted about, howling and shaking his lance-protesting, I dare say, that pig-sticking wasn't his game.
And the scene of the pig-sticking was quite dead-on, from what I've read of that sport.
And there's nothing quite like the magnificent maharajas, the viceroys, the durbars, the pig-sticking and tiger-hunting scenes, nor like waking in the Royal Imperial Suite to see hollow silver armchairs and a dramatic lithograph of an elephant fight.
After some high comedy with Mr. Lambert's pig-sticking activities, we have this:
A reader's initial disbelief that Holmes in his latter years would choose to marry is overcome by the ingenuity of King's creation -- an intelligent, independent, resourceful woman of action, who at times comes across as almost too capable, such as when she masters the sport of pig-sticking.
Polo, pig-sticking, ponyracing, horse-racing, together with shooting big game of every kind, had played a constant part in his affairs.
We rode out from gay Mana and continued the gay progress — down the lava trails to Kiholo to the swimming and the fishing and the feasting and the sleeping in the warm sand under the palms; and up to Puuwaawaa, and more pig-sticking, and roping and driving, and wild mutton from the upper pasture-lands; and on through Kona, now mauka
The upper classes at play have always been a daunting sight to normal people, and when the sainted Harlot himself descends from the clouds in the last act and lights up with glee over a scheme to "turn", a Jewish homosexual agent into a Christian hetero one in order to seduce information out of a homely secretary, one may feel that pig-sticking can't be far behind.