bull-baiting


bull-baiting
   see *blood sports.

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  • Bull-baiting — is a blood sport involving the baiting of bulls. In the time of Queen Anne of Great Britain, it was performed in London at Hockley in the Hole, twice a week, and was reasonably common in the provincial towns. At Stamford and at Tutbury, a bull… …   Wikipedia

  • Bull baiting — Bull Bull, n. [OE. bule, bul, bole; akin to D. bul, G. bulle, Icel. boli, Lith. bullus, Lett. bollis, Russ. vol ; prob. fr. the root of AS. bellan, E. bellow.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The male of any species of cattle ({Bovid[ae]}); hence, the male of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bull-baiting — bullˈ baiting noun The former sport of baiting or exciting bulls with dogs • • • Main Entry: ↑bull …   Useful english dictionary

  • bull-baiting — [bool′bāt΄iŋ] n. the setting of dogs on a chained or confined bull, formerly a popular pastime in England * * * …   Universalium

  • bull-baiting — [bool′bāt΄iŋ] n. the setting of dogs on a chained or confined bull, formerly a popular pastime in England …   English World dictionary

  • Bull — Bull, n. [OE. bule, bul, bole; akin to D. bul, G. bulle, Icel. boli, Lith. bullus, Lett. bollis, Russ. vol ; prob. fr. the root of AS. bellan, E. bellow.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The male of any species of cattle ({Bovid[ae]}); hence, the male of any large …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bull|dog — «BUL DG, DOG», noun, adjective, verb, dogged, dog|ging. –n. 1. a heavily built dog with a large head, very short nose, strong jaw, and short hair. Bulldogs are not large, but they are very muscular and courageous. They were originally bred for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bull and Terrier — Infobox Dogbreed altname = None country = Britain image caption = Bull and Terrier name = Bull and Terrier note = Progenitor to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier notrecognized = true Bull and Terrier is a breed of dog.HistoryThe Bull and Terrier is… …   Wikipedia

  • -baiting — [[t] beɪtɪŋ[/t]] 1) COMB in N UNCOUNT You use baiting after nouns to refer to the activity of attacking a particular group of people or laughing at their beliefs. 2) COMB in N UNCOUNT Badger baiting, bear baiting, and bull baiting involve making… …   English dictionary

  • bull-running —    One of the well known popular *blood sports of the past, although it apparently took place in only a few locations, and is often confused with bull baiting which was much more widespread. Bull running involved letting a bull loose in the… …   A Dictionary of English folklore