from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. to make sport of; to mock.
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There was considerable jealousy on the part of the infantry against the cavalry, the "foot-pads" thinking the riders had the easiest time, and seldom omitted an opportunity to make game of them, especially when the cavalry would be passing them on a march, and the old chaff of "Come down out o 'that hat, know yo're thar; see your legs a hanging down!"
'I am perfectly satisfied, then, my good friend,' said the Ensign, shaking him by the hand with an heartiness that gave him no small share of the pail's contents; 'when a gentleman tells me a thing seriously, I make it a point to believe him; especially if he has a good honest countenance, that assures me he would not refuse me satisfaction, in the case he had meant to make game of me.'
Now you know Mrs. Lark, that I don't allow my children to make game of religious people of any sort.