He smiled to himself, enjoying the game they always played.
It's a game, like a treasure hunt.
"I'm not playing your game," she said and turned away again.
"I'll always win that game," he warned.
Sofia waited, staring blankly at the football game on TV.
And so we will keep the game going till it is time for school to be dismissed.
"I'm game," he said, laughing quietly.
Frustration finally drove the couple to play the game the same way—contact no one, put your head in the sand, and hope everyone leaves you alone and forgets you exist.
Evelyn loved his game face.
She finished her game of patience and only then examined the presents.
No one will play the game if the rules only apply to one team. 2.
But already a change is taking place, owing, not to an increased humanity, but to an increased scarcity of game, for perhaps the hunter is the greatest friend of the animals hunted, not excepting the Humane Society.
There were about twenty-five thousand people at the game, and, when we went out, the noise was so terrific, we nearly jumped out of our skins, thinking it was the din of war, and not of a football game that we heard.
His favorite occupation when not playing boston, a card game he was very fond of, was that of listener, especially when he succeeded in setting two loquacious talkers at one another.
Deidre clenched her fists, uncertain what game the deity played with her.
It's like a chess game, and the humans are pawns to be used and destroyed, he explained.
The children thought the new game was very funny.
She frowned, wondering when someone would explain the rules of this game to her.
I'll send you this video game I'm addicted to, Jule offered.
State game officials are involved as well.
There were a great many things she'd let him do to her to win the game in her head.
When we first played this game two or three days ago, she showed no ingenuity at all in finding the object.
It was a pretty game, played on the smooth surface of the pond, a man against a loon.
Pierre was unfazed by his raised voice and continued playing a game on his phone.
He took a pack of cards that lay on the table and began to lay them out for a game of patience.
All he needed was to figure out how to win a game of strategy he didn.t know how to play, before his time was up and he lost the only thing that mattered.
It wasn't a game to me.
Alex didn't like highly spiced food, so she decided to bake Cornish game hens for the base of the meal.
He was amused at whatever game he played as he closed the distance between them once more.
Well, maybe I should call a game warden.
Sasha wasn.t that stupid, though Kris wondered what game his brother played.
It's too bad the game department was unable to get out here to get the mother when she was alive.
Pierre glanced up from his video game at his hesitation.
The game continued; a waiter kept handing round champagne.
To her surprise, what appeared to be a video game popped into 3D life in the center of the table.
Was it merely another game he was playing with her mind?
"I'll play your game," she said firmly.
We play a little game which I find most useful in developing the intellect, and which incidentally answers the purpose of a language lesson.
What's more, the Internet can be a fact checker, post office, Rolodex, Yellow Pages, White Pages, game board, garage sale, university, movie theater, jukebox, matchmaking service, travel agent, photo album, bank, support group ...
A good chessplayer having lost a game is sincerely convinced that his loss resulted from a mistake he made and looks for that mistake in the opening, but forgets that at each stage of the game there were similar mistakes and that none of his moves were perfect.
How much more complex than this is the game of war, which occurs under certain limits of time, and where it is not one will that manipulates lifeless objects, but everything results from innumerable conflicts of various wills!
The game had begun.
His game isn't the one you think he's playing.
Of the two soups he chose turtle with savory patties and went on to the game without omitting a single dish or one of the wines.
Later, when I talked to the FBI, they mentioned this turkey we're chasing plays the switch game with plates all the time.
She clung to one of the warriors, attempting to climb him as the cat-like critter-- convinced it was a game-- wagged its tail and chased her around the large man in the center of the room.
Martha lugged out a tattered game of Monopoly.
Pierre glanced up from the game he played on his iPhone as she passed him.
The video game showed two holograms at once, a space battle and a land battle.
The longer Howie spoke on the phone, the more I felt guilty that we were manipulating him into a parlor game at the expense of his privacy.
"There is a disturbance in the uh, basketball game, as you call it," the Watcher said.
The wing housed an indoor basketball court, indoor pool, a small game room, and a huge theatre room where music blared from some action movie.
Imagine, he's even considering playing this game, and in some foreign country!
Dean was sure that, deep down, she thought whacking at a ball or chasing one someone else clobbered was an extended children's game and certainly not a worthwhile profession.
Cynthia asked, cutting the game short as Mrs. Lincoln leaped into her lap, purring like a buzz saw.
Sex is a whole different ball game when it's not my idea.
Sex is a whole different ball game when it's not my idea.
He despised her video game playing and art, instead saying she needed a man capable of keeping her feet on the ground long enough for her to focus on doing something real with her life.
WE MAKE A SORT OF GAME OF IT and try to see who can find the words most quickly, Helen with her fingers, or I with my eyes, and she learns as many new words as I can explain with the help of those she knows.
I do not mean that exactly, but I mean something which he might think a good deal like that; I mean that they should not play life, or study it merely, while the community supports them at this expensive game, but earnestly live it from beginning to end.
Knowing the players in this game of chance is certainly taxing.
He knew who I was when we first talked at the basketball game, but it was years later he told me about it.
I planned to let her game play itself out, but I don't want to see any bloodshed.
This is a game your predecessor played very well.
She didn't ask for fear of discovering he was going to stop playing his keep-away game and offer her an arrangement she couldn't refuse.
This will be extremely useful, because the game, as they say, has just changed completely.
I took my "Reader for Beginners" and hunted for the words I knew; when I found them my joy was like that of a game of hide-and-seek.
Miss Sullivan and I kept up a game of guessing which taught me more about the use of language than any set lessons could have done.
The waves seemed to be playing a game with me, and tossed me from one to another in their wild frolic.
If I happen to be all alone and in an idle mood, I play a game of solitaire, of which I am very fond.
I often tell them stories or teach them a game, and the winged hours depart and leave us good and happy.
One hastens to southern Africa to chase the giraffe; but surely that is not the game he would be after.
What a saute of game au madere we are to have, my dear!
"I say, come round some evening and we'll have a game of faro!" said Zherkov.
Boris, in the accurate way characteristic of him, was building a little pyramid of chessmen with his delicate white fingers while awaiting Berg's move, and watched his opponent's face, evidently thinking about the game as he always thought only of whatever he was engaged on.
I had a splendid card all ready, as if it were the fun of the game which interested him most.
In the middle of the game, the officers saw some wagons approaching with fifteen hussars on their skinny horses behind them.
Pierre changed places several times during the game, sitting now with his back to Natasha and now facing her, but during the whole of the six rubbers he watched her and his friend.
"I don't understand," continued Ilagin, "how some sportsmen can be so jealous about game and dogs.
"No, gentlemen, you have had your sleep, but I have not slept for two nights," replied the doctor, and he sat down morosely beside his wife, waiting for the game to end.
We braced our ladder against the wall and played a game of numbers to see who would the first to climb.
In the same way she played with Latin, learning not only from the lessons her first Latin teacher gave her, but from going over and over the words of a text, a game she played by herself.
Would you like to play a game?
Want to play a game?
It's the hunter that throws nature out of balance, selecting only the best game.
Quinn, sensing his wife's discomfort, changed the subject back to the game.
Betsy was thrilled to lead the game.
On Saturday we took in a Broadway show and Sunday a baseball game.
The game was a first for Betsy and the prime seats, compliments of her adoring boss.
He added with a smile, "You know my feelings on this entire game."
At first it was still a game.
I can vouch for myself but going out on the limb for someone else is a whole different ball game.
A simple reconnoiter until I have all the pieces to my chess game.
And delight of delights; there's a pretty young girl in the game!
He watched her until verifying where she went before returning to the game.
This is your game.
Might give you an advantage with him if you're willing to play the seduction game.
To Dean, the tunnel was even more claustrophobic as he hunched forward, taking baby steps like a second grade schoolyard game.
Dean had to admit—never out loud—that Fred O'Connor was far ahead in this junk collecting game.
In his mind, anyone tied to the Dawkins, no matter how obliquely, was fair game.
After all, the whole business remained supposition—conclusions jumped to like fourth graders in a schoolyard hopscotch game.
We met at a school basketball game.
It was a young man's—or woman's—game, although Dean doubted he'd have joined the contest, at least not willingly, even in his careless years.
I thought it was a game.
I just don't want to be in the game.
Logan and Jared were in front of the television, talking about the basketball game.
They sat on the bed, playing a card game.
Excited to see that even this world had video games, she sat in the chair behind the buttons and screen, studying all three in an attempt to figure out how the game worked.
The game consisted almost entirely of strategy, and it was dark outside before she realized how long she'd been at it.
The next morning, she went to the game room after her sparring session and sat the entire day, learning more and more about the game and experimenting with how the symbols on the keyboard interacted with the images before her.
The game room was the only place the sisters didn't bug her, and for the first time since being kidnapped by Evelyn and A'Ran, she found herself having fun.
She spent the next day in the game room, and the next.
Kiera tugged at the moon on her necklace as she walked down the hall toward the video game room.
She went to the battle game to play until A'Ran called, wondering what he'd say when she told him her news about his sisters and wondering just how safe it would be to talk about Ne'Rin's conversation with his father.
Less than an hour after she'd started playing the game, the communicator lit up and beeped.
It's a very interesting game, though I don't understand how it works exactly.
The battle game on that console?
He was silent in surprise once more, unable to understand how she might consider his battle plans nothing more than a complex game.
This … game, you do very well at it.
"Why do I have the feeling this isn't a game?" she asked in a hushed voice.
Gladys Turnbull was pounding away on a lap top computer in a corner of the parlor while young Martha and Donnie played a game of Old Maid on the sofa.
Cynthia just ignored them, instead watching the younger, more civilized occupants of the room play their card game.
The children's game broke up and Martha began to don her coat to go home but Cynthia coaxed her to stay for supper.
Now he wants to try the breeding game one more time.
Like if I'm in a ball game, I'm the one who has the ground ball roll between my legs.
The trio, at Fred's direction, had played an ice-breaking game of pretending the backgrounds of the various other dinners.
Dean asked sharply, tired of Weller's game playing.
There was a moment of realization as he understood her brave actions, and then a snap as the line let loose and he tumbled backwards like some mortally wounded game bird shot from the sky, arms outstretched, scream muffled in his mask.
Having a child nowadays is tough enough but jumping in in the middle of the game is bewildering.
After the chores were finished, the group emigrated to the parlor for a game of Scrabble.
Donnie won the first game with "cant" which Dean questioned, unsuccessfully, assuming the boy meant the more common version, "can't," which was unacceptable.
That was a game Dean had no intention of playing and the silence draped the room like a spring fog.
We're still in the game.
She had joined the three hosts for a game of dominoes when Bird Song welcomed a new guest.
His head was not in the game.
They'd make it a game night or sit around getting wasted on twenty-year old scotch recounting countless, crazy times they had through the years.
I'll stay, you up for a game Jackson?
The two were well-matched opponents and their last game ended in stalemate.
Sarah suggested a game of Scrabble after dinner.
Elisabeth won the game and when they finished Sarah and Connor said goodnight.
I am not going to play this game.
When they were about half way through the game he asked, "Do you think she will ever agree to stay for the full moon again?"
"Then what is his end game?" asked Connor.
If conversation is all you have in mind, why don't we go in and talk over a cup of coffee - maybe play a game or two with Katie.
Whatever Tim's intentions, he'd agreed to let her out of his political game.
"I don't like this game," he said.
Rhyn lowered his hand, the strange note in her voice warning him the game wasn't over.
Or if you and the girls want to play a game, we have a bunch of board games too.
The kid could have a future, at least get a college education out of the game.
Jeffrey Byrne asked about Randy's ball game and inquired about the mail.
He has a game this afternoon, too.
In spite of the relative lateness of the hour, a baseball game was still in progress.
There was none of his animated chatter, and Dean guessed he was anxious for the game to finish.
The game finished but Dean ignored an impulse to introduce himself and chat with the boy.
Each took turns at this unconscious game and probably thought he or she communicated with the other.
I set the game up, pretend to tie one on.
I spent two years on the bench and never played a down until the last game of my junior year.
He couldn't believe he was stupid enough to play Vinnie's silly game.
He capsulized his session with Vinnie as he turned on the ball game.
I watched your game on Thursday.
The jerk couldn't even get it right—they'd only tied the game.
Later, when the game had run to silence, she became serious once more.
Sunday was a sleep-in-late kind of day, followed by a Phillies game on TV and a few naps in between mental re-hashes of the prior late-night conversation with Cynthia Byrne.
But we're going to beat them at their own game.
They ended up in the living room, watching a baseball game in which neither had a lick of interest.
The ball game was a lapper and Dean began to pick over a stack of magazines in a rack by the sofa.
Dean could be back on Collingswood Avenue, listening to John Coltrane or Charlie Parker and patting Mrs. Lincoln, or catching a Phillies game on the tube, or eating pizza and slugging down a cold Coors beer.
Oh, is that the game we were playing?
Somewhere up there past the tree line were the four Elk Alex had coerced from the Game and Fish Commission.
Alex had written the Game and Fish Commissions in several western states, hoping for a chance at a mountain goat or sheep.
One day, she would beat him at his own game.
You're head's not in the game.
Whose head isn't in the game now?
The game was now his.
For the first time in her life, she thought she'd found someone she wasn't sure she could challenge without losing herself in the game.
He almost called off the game, but something in Jenn's dark eyes stopped him.
She'd beat his game.
This is like a game show.
I don't know how else to say this, Jonny, but that's the game we're playing.
What kind of game?
Rules of the game.
But this isn't a game you'll win.
Darian looked at Xander, unable to determine what game the Original Being played.
"Two can play this game," he said and nuzzled her cheek.
"Trust me, hon, this isn't a game you will win," she replied, smiling slowly.
They'd traveled over a fortnight on the king's largest ship, bearing silks, game, and swords to offer as gifts with the barbarians.
He'd left her sleeping and assumed she'd given up whatever game she played.
Of course, if ransom was his game...
It's a good thing there's so much game around here - and you had that flashlight.
The stakes must be high - or maybe he simply enjoyed the game.
Two can play that game.
The sharp masculine voice cut their game short.
We're going to play a new game.
We should start another game called, let's tell my babysitter what I erased from the calendar.
It was a game to him, she knew.
This isn't a game, Jessi.
You thinking you're gonna win this game.
Xander caught her with one arm, enjoying the game of cat-and-mouse she was unwittingly playing.
"You can't lie in this game," she snapped.
"I've never had a rerun," Xander said, back to the secrets game.
There was no way in hell it was going to be her, not with all he'd revealed during their secrets game.
Enjoying their game of tug-of-war, he released her.
He'd never lost this game, and it amused him to no end that the woman in the seat beside him was beating him every night.
Jessi wanted to cry again, but wasn't about to, not when she had to keep her game face on for Xander.
She was debating whether there was a polite way to tell him she was done with his game and how likely he was to stalk her and the cousins, until he got what he wanted.
The king of Spain wrote to his ambassador at Rome "that His Holiness had hitherto played a double game and that all his zeal to drive the French from Italy had been only a mask"; this reproach seemed to receive some confirmation when Leo X.
He was surrounded by intriguers who were playing a game of their own, and for some time he appeared almost disposed to be as reactionary as his great-uncle Abbas I.
Among other objects also known by the name of "cat" is the small piece of wood pointed at either end used in the game of tip-cat, and the instrument of punishment, generally known as the "cat o' nine tails."
Another MS. of the same century has a picture - crude, but spirited - which brings us into close touch with the existing game.
In Mary's reign (1555) the licences were withdrawn, the queen or her advisers deeming the game an excuse for "unlawful assemblies, conventicles, seditions and conspiracies."
Sc. 4) causes the queen to remonstrate, in reply to her lady's suggestion of a game at bowls to relieve her ennui, "'Twill make me think the world is full of rubs, and that my fortune runs against the bias."
This passage is interesting also as showing that women were accustomed to play the game in those days.
It is pleasant to think that there is foundation for the familiar story of Sir Francis Drake playing bowls on Plymouth Hoe as the Armada was beating up Channel, and finishing his game before tackling the Spaniards.
When John Knox visited Calvin at Geneva one Sunday, it is said that he discovered him engaged in a game; and John Aylmer (1521-1594), though bishop of London, enjoyed a game of a Sunday afternoon, but used such language "as justly exposed his character to reproach."
During his stay at the Northamptonshire village of Holdenby or Holmby - where Sir Thomas Herbert complains the green was not well kept - Charles frequently rode over to Lord Vaux's place at Harrowden, or to Lord Spencer's at Althorp, for a game, and, according to one account, was actually playing on the latter green when Cornet Joyce came to Holmby to remove him to other quarters.
But the earlier clubs did nothing towards organizing the game.
It was in this sense that Scottish bowlers saved the game.
In Ireland the game took root very gradually, but in Ulster, owing doubtless to constant intercourse with Scotland, such clubs as have been founded are strong in numbers and play.
On the European continent the game can scarcely be said to be played on scientific principles.
The game is obviously bowls, the sole difference being that an upright peg, about 4 in.
high, is employed instead of a jack, - recalling, in this respect, the old English form of the game already mentioned.
Serious efforts to organize the game were made in the last quarter of the 19th century, but this time the lead came from Australia.
The visits to the United Kingdom of properly organized teams of bowlers from Australia and New Zealand in 1901 and from Canada in 1904 demonstrated that the game had gained enormously in popularity.
It is the game on the perfectly level green that constitutes the historical game of bowls.
The Queen's Park and Titwood clubs in Glasgow have each three greens, and as they can quite comfortably play six rinks on each, it is not uncommon to see 144 players making their game simultaneously.
In theory the game of bowls is very simple, the aim of the player being to roll his bowl so as to cause it to rest nearer to the jack than his opponent's, or to protect a well-placed bowl, or to dislodge a better bowl than his own.
On all good greens the game is played in rinks of four a side, there being, however, on the part of many English clubs still an adherence to the old-fashioned method of two and three a side rinks.
The leader has to place the mat, to throw the jack, to count the game, and to call the result of each end or head to the skip who is at the other end of the green.
His official duty is to mark the game on the scoring card when the leader announces the result.
In English practice the leader is entitled to a second throw if he fail to roll a On Scottish greens the game of points is frequently played, but it is rarely seen on English greens.
There are four sections in the game, namely, drawing, guarding, trailing and driving.
A "toucher" bowl is a characteristic of the Scottish game to which great exception is taken by many English clubs.
It is obvious that the points game demands an ideally perfect green.
Mitchell, Manual of Bowl-playing (Glasgow, 1880); Laws of the Game issued by the Scottish B.A.
Abisares preferred to play a double game and wait upon events.
This region abounds in big game and birds are plentiful.
Just as the latter afterwards makes Nathan the Wise and Saladin meet over the chess-board, so did Lessing and Mendelssohn actually come together as lovers of the game.
There are also many kinds of game birds, pigeons, ducks, geese, plovers and quails.
Stringent rules, too, governed the food of women and the youth of both sexes, and it was only after initiation that boys were allowed to eat of all the game the forest provided.
They neither plant nor have they any manufactures except their rude bamboo and rattan vessels, the fish and game traps which they set with much skill, and the bows, blow-pipes and bamboo spears with which they and the produce of their hunting and fishing.
The ruffed grouse (or "partridge") is the most common of game birds, but woodcock, ducks and geese are quite common.
There is a state fish and game commissioner, and the state has a fish hatchery at Roxbury and a forest and game farm at Sharon.
The administrative officers of the state are a governor, a lieutenantgovernor, a secretary of state, a state treasurer, and an auditor of accounts, elected by popular vote, and an inspector of finance, a commissioner of taxes, a superintendent of education, a fish and game commissioner, three railroad commissioners, and various boards and commissions, of whom some are elected by the General Assembly and some are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
His successors, Rachis and Aistolf, attempted to follow the same game of conquest.
But from this time forward they laid down their arms, and played the game of warfare by the aid of mercenaries.
Their generals substituted heavy-armed cavalry for the old militia, and introduced systems of campaigning which reduced the art of war to a game of skill.
Whatever parts the Italians themselves played in the succeeding quarter of a century, the game was in the hands of French, Spanish and German invaders.
played a perilous game; but the stakes were high, and he fancied himself strong enough to guide the tempest he evoked.
had lost the game, and the Spaniards were triumphant.
When the pursuit of game becomes the chief occupation of a people there is of necessity a higher development of courage, skill, powers of observation and invention; and these qualities are still further enhanced in predatory tribes who take by force the food, clothing and other property prepared or collected by a feebler people.
Mansel tried (1858) to play Pascal's game on Kantian principles, developing the sceptical side of 'Kant's many-faceted mind.
The external trade of the Russian empire (bullion and the external trade of Finland not included) since the year 1886 is shown in the following table: The exports rank in the following order :- cereals (wheat, barley, rye, oats, maize, buckwheat) and flour, 49.2%; timber and wooden wares, 7.2; petroleum, 5.8; eggs, 5.4; flax, 5; butter, 3; sugar, 2-4; cottons and oilcake, 2 each; oleaginous seeds, &c., 1.5; with hemp, spirits, poultry, game, bristles, hair, furs, leather, manganese ore, wool, caviare, live-stock, gutta-percha, vegetables and fruit, and tobacco.
The other part comprehends inner Persis lying northwards; it enjoys a pleasant climate and has fertile and well-watered plains, gardens with trees of all kinds, rich pasturages and forests abounding with game; with the exception of the olive all fruits are produced in profusion, particularly the vine.
It is full of fish, and the neighbouring country, though barren and uncultivated, contains quantities of game.
Fish and game are plentiful, and the silkworm is bred in the warmer districts.
In the absence of its native records its relations with Palestine are not always clear, but it may be supposed that amid varying political changes it was able to play a double game.
They were not even a pawn in the game which Antiochus proposed to play with Rome for the possession of Greece and Asia Minor.
Among the more common species of game are squirrels, opossums, musk-rats, rabbits, racoons, wild turkeys, ", partridges" (quail, or Bob White), geese, and ducks; deer, black bears, grey (or timber) wolves, black wolves and "wild cats" (lynx), once common, have become rare.
They are famous, too, as hunters of big game, attacking even elephants with sword and spear.
The game birds consist of grouse, blackcock, moorhen, quail and partridge.
Amongst its chief recommendations were those relating to amendments in the Agricultural Holdings Acts, and to tithe rentcharge, railway rates, damage by game, sale of adulterated products, and sale of imported goods (meat, for example) as home produce.
When young its spreading boughs form good cover for game.
The parallel extends even to the secret negotiations; for, if Austria could have been induced in May 1807 to send an army against Napoleon's communications, his position would have been fully as dangerous as before Austerlitz if Prussia had taken a similar step. Once more he triumphed owing to the timidity of the central power which had the game in its hands; and the folly which marked the Russian tactics at Friedland (14th of June 1807), as at Austerlitz, enabled him to close the campaign in a blaze of glory and shiver the coalition in pieces.
Elliot, Gallinaceous Game Birds of North America (New York, 1897) and Wild Fowl of the United States and British Possessions (1898), and Robert Ridgway's learned and invaluable Birds of North and Middle America, published by the Smithsonian Institution, Bull.
Some of the islets were still uninhabited, covered with a dense low growth which served as cover for game and even for wolves.
Inland streams and lakes are well supplied with game fish; state laws prohibit the sale of game fish and their being taken, except with hook and line.
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An agricultural lease does not, apart from stipulation, confer any right to kill game, other than hares and rabbits (as to which, see the Ground Game Act 1880, and Game Laws) or any right of fishing.
The Crusade lost its élan when it became a move in a political game.
There are no large game birds, but song birds and doves are numerous on the mountains, and flamingoes and other water-birds frequent the coast.
Moreover, the higher problems of rhythmic movement in the classical sonata forms are far beyond the scope of academic teaching; which is compelled to be contented with a practical plausibility of musical design; and the instrumental music which was considered the highest style of art in 18 3 0 was as far beyond Wagner's early command of such plausibility as it was obviously already becoming a mere academic game.
Lastly, the rules of that game were useless on the stage, and Wagner soon found in Meyerbeer a master of grand opera who was dazzling the world by means which merely disgusted the more serious academic musicians of the day.
Mention is made of nets and snares, but the dog does not seem to have been used in the pursuit of game.
In the early periods of their history the Greeks depended too much on their nets to capture game, and it was not until later times that they pursued their prey with dogs, and then not with greyhounds, which run by sight, but with beagles, the dwarf hound which is still very popular.
Walsh), in British Rural Sports, classified dogs as follows: - (a) Dogs that find game for man, leaving him to kill it himself - the pointer, setters, spaniels and water spaniels.
(b) Dogs which kill game when found for them - the English greyhound.
(c) Dogs which find and also kill their game - the bloodhound, the foxhound, the harrier, the beagle, the otterhound, the fox terrier and the truffle dog.
(d) Dogs which retrieve game that has been wounded by man - the retriever, the deerhound.
They are fed on fish, game and meat.
Field spaniels are excellent shooting dogs, and are readily trained to give notice of the proximity of game.
Setters owe their name to their having been trained originally to crouch when marking game, so as to admit of the net with which the quarry was taken being drawn over their heads.
Since the general adoption of shooting in place of netting or bagging game, setters have been trained to act as pointers.
The retriever is a large dog used for retrieving game on land, as a water spaniel is used for the same purpose in water.
most European countries, are descendants of the foxhound which have been taught to follow game by general body scent, not by tracking, nose to the ground, the traces left by the feet of the' quarry, and, on approaching within sight of the game, to stand rigid, "pointing" in its direction.
Pointers are employed to mark game for guns, and are especially' useful in low cover such as that afforded by turnip fields.
Among game birds are three varieties of bustard, guinea fowl, partridges, sand grouse and wild geese.
They are great hunters and use small poisoned arrows to bring down their game.
He loved riding and walking, was an expert swimmer and enjoyed a game at tennis.
The destruction of game, recklessly carried out under Turkish rule, is prevented by the laws of 1880, 1883 and 1893, which enforced a close time, and rendered shooting-licences necessary.
The preservation of game is now enforced.
by stringent game laws, administered by an efficient state Game and Fish Commission.
In the external trade the exports to Russia consist chiefly of grain, cattle, sheep, butter and other animal products, furs, game, feathers and down.
The dehesas or moorlands abound in game, and fish are plentiful in all the streams. The mineral resources of the province, which are considerable, were known to some extent to the ancients.
Cattle-rearing is not well developed, but game and fish are plentiful.
Among the wild animals found in the mountains are elephant, rhinoceros, bison and various kinds of feathered game.
The gallinaceous birds are well represented, especially in game birds.
In winter the game of curling is played on Duddingston Loch, and Dunsappie, St Margaret's Loch, Lochend and other sheets of water are covered with skaters.
Among the larger birds are cranes, herons, the ibis, storks, eagles, vultures, falcons, hawks, kites, owls, the secretary birds, pelicans, flamingoes, wild duck and geese, gulls, and of game birds, the paauw, koraan, pheasant, partridge, guinea fowl and quail.
Among the rodents there are hares, marmots, beavers, squirrels, rats and mice, the last in enormous swarms. Of the larger game the chamois and deer are specially noticeable.
When at the last moment war was averted by the surrender of Serbia and Russia, an attempt was made to withdraw the article, but the first copies had already been issued: and Count Aehrenthal now had the double embarrassment of the Zagreb trial, which no longer served any purpose of foreign policy, but suited the aggressive game of Budapest against Zagreb, and of a libel action brought against Friedjung by those leaders of the Serbo-Croat coalition whose honour he had impugned.
Lord's, as it is called, is the headquarters of the M.C.C. (Marylebone Cricket Club), the governing body of the game; here are played the home matches of this club and of the Middlesex County Cricket Club, the Oxford and Cambridge, Eton and Harrow, and other well-known fixtures.
When first entered by white men the Transvaal abounded in big game, the lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, zebra and rhinoceros being very numerous, while the hippopotamus and crocodile were found in all the rivers.
To preserve the native fauna the low country on the Portuguese frontier has been made a game reserve.
Game is plentiful and the rivers swarm with fish.
They were distinguished by their mode of hunting, climbing a tree to survey their game, and then pursuing it with trained horses and dogs.
j.," u being changed to v and j to i according to the ordinary rules of the game.
Although Voltaire had neither the perfect versification of Racine nor the noble poetry of Corneille, he surpassed the latter certainly, and the former in the opinion of some not incompetent judges, in playing the difficult and artificial game of the French tragedy.
In Pall Mall and the neighbouring Mall in St James' Park is found the title of a game resembling croquet.
paille maille) in favour at or before the time of Charles I., though the Mall was laid out for the game by Charles II.
In the Crystal Palace grounds the final match for the English Association Football cup is generally played, and huge crowds from both the metropolis and the provinces witness the game.
The citizens of London were a divided body, and Duke William knowing that he had many friends in the city saw that a waiting game was the best for his cause in the end.
Even the vast forest of Middlesex, with its densely wooded thickets, its coverts of game, stags, fallow deer, boars and wild bulls is pressed into the description to give a contrast which shall enhance the beauty of the city itself.
The great kori bustard, the koorhan, turkey buzzards (known as insingisi), wild duck, and paauw are among the game birds.
The first vortex dilates and moves slower, while the second contracts and shoots through the first; after which the motion is reversed periodically, as if in a game of leap-frog.
Among game birds the bustard, guinea fowl, sand grouse (kata), blue rock, green pigeon, partridge, including a large chikor (akb) and a small species similar to the Punjab sisi; quail and several kinds of duck and snipe are met with.
Similarly, the oft-repeated assertion that there is a definite connexion between tsetse-flies and big game, especially the buffalo (Bubalus caffer), in that the former are dependent upon the latter for their continued existence, is certainly not true as regards G.
palpalis, although in South Africa there can be no question that the extermination of big game has been followed or accompanied by the disappearance of tsetse from many localities in which they formerly abounded.
For the composition of the uta gradually deteriorated from the end ofthe 9th century, when a game called uta-awase became a fashionable pastime, and aristocratic men and women tried to string together versicles of 31 syllables, careful of the form and careless of the thought.
The uta-awase, in its later developments, may not unjustly be compared to the Occidental game of bouts-rimis.
This is called go-no-me-namako, because of its resemblance to the disposition of chequers in the Japanese game of go.
Of game, deer, wild boars, hares, snipe and partridges are fairly abundant, while the mountain streams yield trout of excellent quality.
Fish and game are also plentiful.
But Fox was soon convinced that the French ministers were playing a false game.
The harsh treatment of the Hanoverian demands was inspired by him, and won favour with the queen, while Oxford's influence declined; and by his support of the Schism Bill in May 1714, a violent Tory measure forbidding all education by dissenters by making an episcopal licence obligatory for schoolmasters, he probably intended to compel Oxford to give up the game.
Pheasants, jungle fowls, pigeons and other small game abound.
He was peculiarly adapted for the wise and skilful treatment of difficult problems in the spirit of an international set, playing the great game of diplomacy with grace and honour.
The tree vegetation consists rather of jungle or copse than forest, abounding in game which is preserved by the native chiefs.
The Texas game birds consist chiefly of plover, snipe, teal, mallard and wild geese.
Revenue is chiefly derived from hut and poll taxes, R customs, wharfage dues, game licences and land tax.
from the shore are large numbers of antelopes and other game.
p X., the loin stand for better organized civil governments, with growing powerful despotic heads; for a perfectly worldly papacy absorbed in the interests of an Italian principality, engaged in constant political negotiations with the European powers which are beginning to regard Italy as their chief field of rivalry, and are using its little states as convenient counters in their game of diplomacy and war.
Of game birds the most characteristic is the partridge (ruffed grouse), exclusively a woodland bird; the Wilson's snipe and the woodcock are not uncommon in favourable localities, and several species of ducks are found especially in the bays and marshes near the coast during the seasons of migration.
Very interesting to ornithologists are the few heath hens, the eastern representative of the prairie hen (pinnated grouse), which are found on the island of Martha's Vineyard, and are the sole survivors in the eastern states of one of the finest of American game birds, now practically exterminated even on the western plains.
In addition to the usual state boards of education (1837), agriculture (1852), railroad commissioners (1869), health (1869), statistics of labour, fisheries and game, charity (1879), the dairy bureau (1891), of insanity (1898), prison, highways, insurance and banking commissions, there are also commissions on ballot-law, voting machines, civil service (1884), uniformity of legislation, gas and electric lighting corporations, conciliation and arbitration in labour disputes (1886), &c. There are efficient state boards of registration in pharmacy, dentistry and medicine.
The introduction into England of the game of golf is traditionally placed here in 1608, and attributed to King James I.
Despite D'Erlon's misadventure the emperor had the game still in his hands, for Ney's failure had actually placed the AngloDutch army in a precarious position.
He was still determined to play the game out to the bitter end, and involve Wellington and Billow's corps in a common ruin.
Of small game, hares, jungle fowl, peacocks, partridges, snipe, woodcock, wild ducks and geese, and green pigeons are numerous in the tarai, and jungle fowl and pheasants in the hills.
Owing to the varied and beautiful scenery, this is a favourite summer resort; the game of the forests and the fishing in the streams and in the multitude of lakes serve as further attractions.
The original varieties of trees still abound, though in less numbers, on lands illadapted to agriculture, and in the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, where the state has established forest preserves, and the Forest, Fish and Game Commissioner began reforesting in 1901, principally with pine, spruce and larch.
Of the fur and game animals which were inhabitants of the primeval forests few of the larger species remain except in the Adirondack region.
The moose, the elk and the beaver have been placed under the protection of the Forest, Fish and Game Commissioner.
Game birds include ducks, geese, plovers, snipe, loons, grebes, terns, rails, the woodcock and the ruffed grouse; quails are scarce except on Long Island, where a number or young birds are liberated each year, and by the same mea 's a supply of pheasants is maintained in some parts of the state.
There is a state game bird farm (1909) near Sherburne in Chenango county.
Under the present system, therefore, there is a biennial election (in even-numbered years) of a governor, a lieutenant-governor, a secretary of state, a state comptroller, a state treasurer, an attorney-general and a state engineer and surveyor; and the governor appoints, subject to the approval of the Senate, a superintendent of public works, a superintendent of state prisons, a superintendent of insurance, a superintendent of banks, a commissioner of excise, a commissioner of agriculture, a forest, fish and game commissioner, a commissioner of health, a commissioner of labour, a state architect, a state historian, a state librarian, two public service commissions, a civil service commission, a board of charities, a commission of prisons, a commission in lunacy, three tax commissioners and several other boards and commissions.
Fauna and Flora: Reports of the Forest, Fish and Game Commissioner (Albany, 1902 sqq.); Ralph Hoffmann, Guide to the Birds of New England and Eastern New York (Boston, 1904); and Bulletins of the New York State Museum (Albany, 1888 sqq.).
Trained in a school where the principles of responsible government were still in an embryonic state, where the adroit management of coalitions and cabals was essential to the life of a political party, and where plots and counterplots were looked upon as a regular part of the political game, he acquired a dexterity and skill in managing men that finally gave him an almost autocratic power among his political followers.
The blue grouse and partridge are the principal game birds.
Among other game birds are prairie-chickens, ducks, geese, swan, brant, sandhill crane and snipe.
The speckled trout, which abounds in nearly all of the mountain streams and lakes, is the principal game fish.
For all the more desirable game a close season has been established by the state.
Big game was then abundant.
The immigrant farmers ruthlessly shot down game of all kinds and most of the animals named were exterminated, so far as the province was concerned.
Both by sea and by land, such strategy was an exceedingly difficult game to play.
After he had minutely arranged the Eastern Detachment in a series of rearguard positions, so that each fraction of it could contribute a little to the game of delaying the enemy before retiring on the positions next in rear, the commander of the detachment, Zasulich, told him that " it was not the custom of a knight of the order of St George to retreat," and Kuropatkin did not use his authority to recall the general, who, whether competent or not, obviously misunderstood his mission.
Black-tailed mule deer are still favourite game for sportsmen.
The president's uncle, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt (1829-1906), was a New York lawyer, New York state fish commissioner in 1866-68, a member of the Committee of Seventy which exposed the corruption of Tammany in New York City, a Democratic member of the national House of Representatives in 1871-73, U.S. minister to the Netherlands in 1888, and author of works on American game birds and fish.
The experiences of his African journey were recorded by Mr Roosevelt in a volume entitled African Game Trails: The Wanderings of an American Hunter Naturalist.
His African Game Trails, the record of his scientific hunting expedition in Africa in 1909-10, is much more than a narrative of adventures on a wild continent.
Besides being famous as a hunter of big game, he was a skilful horseman and a good tennis player.
Clowes; The Rough Riders (1899); Oliver Cromwell (1901); the following works on hunting and natural history, Hunting Trips of a Ranchman (1886), Ranch Life and Hunting Trail (1888), The Wilderness Hunter (1893), Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and on the Plains (1899; a republication of Hinting Trips of a Ranchman and The Wilderness Hunter), The Deer Family (1902), with other authors, and African Game Trails (1910); and the essays, American Ideals (2 vols., 1897) and The Strenuous Life (1900); and State Papers and Addresses (1905) and African and European Addresses (1910).
Game is fairly abundant; hares and partridges are found in the plains to the north-west, capercailzie in the neighbourhood of Tharandt and Schwarzenberg, and deer in the forests near Dresden.
Large game within the state is practically extinct.
The islands are highly cultivated; deer and other game abound, and trout are plentiful in the mountain streams. A majority of the inhabitants are Christians.
- Before the advent of the white man, herds of bison roamed the prairies, but these have disappeared,' and, with the exception of deer and bears, large game is to be found only in the Bad Lands.
Few countries are so well stocked with big game as is Siam.
The Ardennes are the holiday ground of the Belgian people, and much of this region is still unknown except to the few persons who by a happy chance have discovered its remoter and hitherto well-guarded charms. There is still an immense quantity of wild game to be found in the Ardennes, including red and roe deer, wild boar, &c. The shooting is preserved either by the few great landed proprietors left in the country, or by the communes, who let the right of shooting to individuals.
There are athletic institutions, and football is quite a popular game.
He has left The Game of Chess, an imitation of Vida, and Proporzec albo hold pruski (The Standard or Investiture of Prussia), where he describes the fealty done by Albert of Brandenburg to Sigismund Augustus.
The Khartum Zoological Gardens are free to the public and are under the control of the municipality, but the collection of animals is under the Game Preservation Department.
In the larger gardens, however, the greater part of the space is engaged by a few extensive enclosures for herds of herbivorous animals, and where no attempt is made to associate the function of a game reserve with that of a menagerie a smaller area is quite satisfactory.
Among the social clubs of the city are the Queen City Club, organized in 1874; the Phoenix Club, organized in 1856 and the leading Jewish club in the city; the Cuvier Club, organized in 1871 and originally an association of hunters and anglers for the preservation of game and fish; the Cincinnati Club, the Business Men's Club, the University Club, the Art Club, and the Literary Club, of the last of which many prominent men, including President Hayes, have been members.
There are two main varieties; in one luck alone prevails, since the player has no choice of play but must follow strict rules; in the other an opportunity is given for the display of skill and judgment, as the player has the choice of several plays at different stages of the game.
In other varieties of Patience the object is to make pairs, which are then discarded, the game being brought to a successful conclusion when all the cards have been paired; or to pair cards which will together make certain numbers, and then discard as before.
From that time he played a losing game.
Of the larger game there remain only a few deer, bears and lynx in the mountain districts, and the numbers of small game and fish have been greatly reduced.
The early settlers and the Indians came to the springs to shoot large game for food, and by boiling the waters the settlers obtained valuable supplies of salt.
2 The " Barrens " were in the north part of the state west of the Blue Grass Region, and were so called merely because the Indians had burned most of the forests here in order to provide better pasturage for buffaloes and other game.
Next in importance comes the timber trade; game is also plentiful.
Game is plentiful, and the fisheries on the coast are excellent.
The favourite game of patolli has been already mentioned for its similarity to the pachisi of modern India.
How closely related some of the Central-American nations were in institutions to the Mexicans appears, not only in their using the same peculiar weapons, but in the similarity of their religious rites; the connexion is evident in such points as the ceremony of marriage by tying together the garments of the couple, or in holding an offender's face over burning chillies as a punishment; the native legends of Central America make mention of the royal ball-play, which was the same as the Mexican game of tlachtli already mentioned.
Rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, woodcock and quail are also common game.
Abandoned farms were advertised as suitable for country homes, and within fifteen years about two thousand were bought; and the carriage roads were improved, game preserved and the interests of visitors studied.
Hitchcock, Geology of New Hampshire (Concord, 1874-1878); New Hampshire Annual Reports (1871), especially those of the Forestry Commission, Fish and Game Commission, Board of Agriculture and Board of Charities and Correction; J.
this has ceased, and the chief trade has since consisted in supplying the natives with European goods in exchange for cattle, hides, the skins and horns of game, firewood and fencing poles, and in forwarding goods north and south.
- Cattle are respected by many pastoral peoples; they live on milk or game, and the killing of an ox is a sacrificial function.
Such a state of affairs is produced by the march of civilization into the " hinterlands " of the various colonies, when man, together with the numerous domesticated animals which accompany him, is brought into proximity to big game, &c., and, what is equally important, into the zone of the particular blood-sucking insects which prey upon the same.
Here in the spring the half-dozen or more coyote pups are brought forth; and it is said that at this season the old ones systematically drive any large game they may be chasing as near to their burrow, where the young coyotes are waiting to be fed, as possible before killing it, in order to save the labour of dragging it any great distance.
When hunting antelope (prongbuck) and deer the coyotes spread out their pack into a wide circle, endeavouring to surround their game and keep it running inside their ring until exhausted.
Game, birds of prey and fish are plentiful.
They have many games and sports, including boxing, wrestling (both in and out of water), hill-sliding, spear-throwing, and a game of bowls played with stone discs.
Among game birds are: wild duck and goose, partridge, francolin, some kinds of dove, and in the steppe the buzzard.
The woods and mountains harbour large quantities of game, such as red deer, roedeer, wild boars and hares.
Under the protection of a game commission which was created in 1895, of some game preserves which have been established by this commission, and of various laws affecting wild animals and birds, the numbers of Virginia deer, black bear, rabbits, ruffed grouse, quail and wild turkeys have increased until in some of the wilder sections they are quite plentiful, while the numbers of weasels, minks, lynx and foxes have been diminished.
The game birds include the ruffed grouse, quail and English pheasant (which have increased rapidly under protection), besides woodcock, snipe, many species of ducks and a few Canada geese.
To gamekeepers and those interested in the preservation of game, all animals such as the pole-cat, weasel, stoat, hawks, owls, &c., which destroy the eggs or young of preserved birds, are classed as "vermin," and the same term includes rats, mice, &c. It is also the collective name given to all those disgusting and objectionable insects that infest human beings, houses, &c., when allowed to be in a filthy and unsanitary condition, such as bugs, fleas, lice, &c.
Trade is in cattle, agricultural produce, wine, baskets and game.
The number of restaurants and similar places of evening resort is very great, and there are several public courts where the Basque game of pelota can be witnessed.
Into society he rarely went, and his only amusement was a game of bowls on Thursday afternoons.
The policy of the government which protects game, both in the park and in the surrounding national forests, has induced elk, deer, antelope, mountain-sheep, bears, porcupines, coyotes, squirrels, gophers and woodchucks to take shelter here.
Gardens of large extent should be encircled by an outer boundary, which is often formed by a sunk wall or ha-ha surrounded by an invisible wire fence to exclude ground game, or consists of a hedge with low wire fence on its inner side.
The forests are well stocked with game, deer, chamois (in the Alps), wild boars, capercailzie, grouse, pheasants, &c. being plentiful.
There is a large trade in cattle with Petropavlovsk, and considerable export of grain, tallow, meat, hides, butter, game and fish, there being three large fairs in the year.
Nearly all the kinds of game mentioned are found chiefly in the western and southern districts.
Red deer, wild swine and various other game are found in the forests.
For the most part he steals upon it in the manner of a cat, or ambushes himself near to the water or a pathway frequented by game.
He, moreover, by no means limits himself to animals of his own killing, but, according to Selous, often prefers eating game that has been killed by man, even when not very fresh, to taking the trouble to catch an animal himself.
Wild animals, especially bears, are numerous, but prior to 1896 the fish and game had been almost exterminated by indiscriminate slaughter.
Menier, the French chocolate manufacturer, who converted the island into a game preserve, and attempted to develop its resources of lumber, peat and minerals.
Wallis, on his side, was not less ready to keep up the game in English than he had been to begin it in Latin.
Of game there are the roe, stag, boar and hare; the fallow deer and the wild rabbit are less common.
But his interest was in the fascinating game of diplomacy; he was ambitious of playing the leading part on the great stage of international politics; and he was too consummate a courtier to risk the loss of the imperial favour by any insistence on unpalatable reforms, which, after all, would perhaps only reveal the necessity for the complete revolution which he feared.
In the next session (1845) he moved for an inquiry into the operation of the Game Laws.
In 1848 he voted for Hume's household suffrage motion, and introduced a bill for the repeal of the Game Laws.
In the meanwhile Tissaphernes began to play a double game with the object of wasting the strength of the combatants.
The animals of Nigeria include the elephant, lion, leopard, giraffe, hyena, West-African buffalo, many kinds of antelope and gazelle and smaller game.
The Ground Game Act 1880, prohibits night shooting, or the use of spring traps above ground or poison.
Finally, the Wild Birds Protection Acts 1880 to 1904, with various game acts (see Game Laws), extend the protection of the law to wild birds.
As a rule, however, they are so wary and suspicious that they are very difficult to approach, and their haunts are so well stocked with fish and other game that they make off and hide rather than attack a man swimming in their waters.
Hunting, Fishing, &c.In the desert hunting was carried on by hunters with bows and arrows, dogs and nets to check the game.
Bears, wolves, foxes, boars and various varieties of game are found, and on some of the mountains the chamois.
2.4.1 Orchards and Forests 2.4.2 Deer Forests and Game, &c. 2.4.3 Fisheries
These tracts remain still, as of old, sparsely inhabited and given over to the breeding of stock and the pursuit of game.
But the abolition of the law of hypothec in 1879 - under which the landlord had a lien for rent upon the produce of the land, the cattle and sheep fed on it, and the live stock and implements used in husbandry - the Ground Game Act of 1880, the sevekal Agricultural Holdings Acts, and the construction of light railways improved matters and established a better understanding.
With regard to the ancient Egyptians, however, we learn that the huntsmen Historic constituted an entire sub-division of the great second Field dresses and furniture were ornamented with similar subjects.2 The game pursued included the lion, the wild ass, the gazelle and the hare, and the implements chiefly employed seem to have been the javelin and the bow.
The Assyrian kings also maintained magnificent parks, or "paradises," in which game of every kind was enclosed; and perhaps it was from them that the Persian sovereigns borrowed the practice mentioned both by Xenophon in the Cyropaedia and by Curtius.
In Palestine game has always been plentiful, and the Biblical indications that it was much sought and duly appreciated are numerous.
10, 3) to have killed no fewer than forty head of game (boar, wild ass, deer) in one day.
Lions, leopards, lynxes, panthers and bears are also specially mentioned among the large game; sometimes they were taken in pitfalls, sometimes speared by mounted horsemen.
In Roman literature allusions to the pleasures of the chase (wild ass, boar, hare, fallow deer being specially mentioned as favourite game) are not wanting (Virg.
caste; they either followed the chase on their own account, or acted as the attendants of the chiefs in their hunting excursions, taking charge of the dogs, and securing and bringing home the game.
The game was sought in the open deserts which border on both sides the valley of the Nile; but (by the wealthy) sometimes in enclosed spaces into which the animals had been driven or in preserves.
See also Game Laws.
The Conqueror himself "loved the high game as if he were their father"; and the penalty for the unauthorized slaughter of a hart or hind was loss of both eyes.
These extracts do not finally decide the point, because both Mr Boothby's and Lord Arundel's hounds may have hunted other game besides fox, just as in Edward IV.'s time there were "fox dogs" though not kept exclusively for fox.
Should the otter be transfixed by a spear, the person who threw it goes into the water and raises the game over his head on the spear's point.
Surveying the questions connected with landed property, with the game laws, the poor, the Established Church, especially in Ireland, he expressed grave doubt on the legislative capacity of the English parliament as compared with the power of renovation manifested in other states of western Europe.
The rock is a favourite material for curling-stones, about three-fourths (according to estimate) of those in use in the countries where the game obtains being made of it.
Owing to the restricted period allowed for hunting, deer and small game are abundant, and the brooks, rivers, ponds and lakes are well stocked with trout and black bass.
Lumbering is an important industry, but it has been much restricted by the creation of a state forest preserve, containing in 1907, 1,401,482 acres, and by the purchase of large tracts for game preserves and recreation grounds by private clubs.
Golf he did not take up till comparatively late in life; and, though he became keen on the game, he never attained more than a moderate proficiency.
Pigeons, partridges, quail, plover, duck, teal, sheldrake, widgeon - all of many varieties - complete the list of small game.
Lydekker, Great and Small Game of India (1900); Sir J.
But when the European war broke out again in the following year, Napoleon (then first consul) became very exacting in his demands on King Ferdinand, who consequently played a double game, appearing to accede to these demands while negotiating with England.
In the wild state it does great damage among poultry, and frequently makes off with the young of swine and sheep. When hunted it makes a determined resistance, and emits a scent so strong as even to sicken the dogs, who nevertheless are exceedingly fond of the sport, and cannot be got to pursue any other game while the stench of the zibeth is in their nostrils.
Their food consists principally of game, roots and wild fruits.
Game birds consist of teal and wild duck, snipe, jungle fowl and peacock.
The fauna is not so varied as was formerly the case, large game having been to a great extent driven out of the coast regions.
The game, which is abundant, consisting of blackcock and grouse, is strictly preserved.
They thrive in the Wyoming streams and rivers and are superior game fish.
Game is plentiful, and the rivers abound in fish, specially trout.
The ruffed grouse and wild turkey are found in the wooded mountainous districts, while the quail (here called "partridge") is a game bird of the open stubble fields.
Guicciardini could play the game to perfection.
After the murder of Duke Alessandro in 1537, Guicciardini espoused the cause of Cosimo de' Medici, a boy addicted to field sports, and unused to the game of statecraft.
Wars were conducted on a showy system by means of mercenaries, who played a safe game in the field and developed a system of bloodless campaigns.
That the animal now occurs in a wild state is no argument whatever as to its being indigenous, seeing that a domesticated breed introduced by man into a new country abounding in game would almost certainly revert to the wild state.
These parks are frequented by great quantities of large game, and - especially the North and Middle - are famous hunting-grounds.
Large game is still very abundant west of the continental divide.
Considerable bands of antelope live in the parks and even descend to the eastern plains, and the mule-deer, the most common of large game, is abundant all through the mountains of the west.
Rarest of all is the magnificent mountain sheep. Game is protected zealously, i not successfully, by the state, and it was officially estimated in 1898 that there were then probably 7000 elk, as many mountain sheep, 25,000 antelope and roo,000 deer within its borders (by far the greatest part in Routt and Rio Blanco counties).
to), &c.; the Biennial Report of the State Game and Fish Commissioner; United States Geological Survey, 19th Annual Report, pt.
A tract of forest jungle, called the tarai, stretches along the extreme north of the district, and teems with large game, such as tigers, bears, deer, wild pigs, &c. The river Sarda or Gogra forms the eastern boundary of the district and is the principal stream.
Gamble's quail, bob-white, grouse, English pheasants and wild turkeys are the most important game birds, and the mocking-bird is common throughout south-western New Mexico.
But Job himself, or whosoever was the justest judge, by such hunting for matters against him as hath been used against me, may for a time seem foul, specially in a time when greatness is the mark and accusation is the game."
903 (well restored in 1903), contains a mosaic pavement of this period with curious representations, including one of a game of chess.
1853), of the United States Bureau of Fisheries, Fishes of North and Middle America (4 vols., 1896-1900), and Food and Game Fishes of North America (1902); and prepared A Guide to the Study of Fishes (1905).
NAPOLEON, a round game of cards (known colloquially as "Nap").
Wild game is plentiful; pheasants, partridges, snipe and water-fowl of many descriptions make the country a tempting field for the sportsman.
In the coniferous forests the black grouse, hazel grouse and willow grouse, capercailzie and woodcock are the principal game birds; the crane is found in marshy clearings, birds of prey are numerous, and the Siberian jay in the north and the common jay in the south are often heard.
Athletic sports are in high favour, especially such winter sports as snow-shoeing (ski), and, among ball games, lawn-tennis, and to some extent football, together with the game of park, peculiar to Gotland, are played.
But it soon became evident that the Caps were playing a losing game; and, when the Riksdag met at Norrkoping on the 19th of April, they found themselves in a minority in all four estates.
The game birds have admirable representatives in the pheasant, karkavul (Phasianus coichicus, L.); snowcock or royal partridge, kebk-i-dari (Tetraogallus Caspius, Gmel.); black partridge, durraj (Francolinus vulgaris, Steph.); red-legged partridge, kebk (Caccabis chukar, Gray); sandpartridge or seesee, tihu (Ammoperdix bonhami, Gray); Indian ~rey partridge, jirufti (Ortygornis ponticerianus, Gmel.); quail, belderjin (Coturnix communis, Bonn.); sandgrouse, siyahsineh (Plerocles arenarius, Pall.); bustard, hubareh (Otis tetrax, L.
The native fauna was formerly very rich in big game, a fact sufficiently testified by the names given by the early European settlers to mountains and streams. The lion, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, giraffe, buffalo, quagga, zebra and other large animals were, however, during the 18th and 19th centuries driven out of the more southern regions (though a few elephants and buffaloes,.
Bryden, Travel and Big Game (1897).
A marked feature of the climate is the great daily range (nearly 30°) in temperature; the Karroo towns are also subject to violent dust storms. Game, formerly plentiful, has been, with the exception of buck, almost exterminated.
The idea of the active capitalist having any duties towards his employes never seems to occur to him; the labourer is, in fact, merely an instrument in the hands of the capitalist, a pawn in the game he plays.
According to another account, Larentia was a beautiful girl, whom Hercules won in a game of dice (Macrobius i.
- Michigan, especially the north portion, still abounds in game.
Among the game birds are quails ("Bob White"), "partridges" (ruffed grouse), ducks, geese, woodcocks, snipes and plovers.
Korra(30s), a game of skill for a long time in great vogue at ancient Greek drinking parties, especially in the 4th and sth centuries B.C. It is frequently alluded to by the classical writers of the period, and not seldom depicted on ancient vases.
The thrower, in the ordinary form of the game, was expected to retain the recumbent position that was usual at table, and, in flinging the cottabus, to make use of his right hand only.
To succeed in the aim no small amount of dexterity was required, and unusual ability in the game was rated as high as corresponding excellence in throwing the javelin.
Various modifications of the original principle of the game were gradually introduced, but for practical purposes we may reckon two varieties.
This consisted of a paf3Sos or bronze rod; a 7rM6aTcy, a small disk or basin, resembling a scale-pan; a larger disk (XEKavis); and (in 1 The epithet Kara&ros (let down) may refer to the rod, which might be' raised or lowered as required; to the lower disk, which might be moved up and down the stem; to the moving up and down of the scales, in the supposed variety of the game mentioned below.
The discovery (by Professor Helbig in 1886) of two sets of actual apparatus near Perugia and various representations on vases help to elucidate the somewhat obscure accounts of the method of playing the game contained in the scholia and certain ancient authors who, it must not be forgotten, wrote at a time when the game itself had become obsolete, and cannot therefore be looked to for a trustworthy description of it.
The game appears to have been of Sicilian origin, but it spread through Greece from Thessaly to Rhodes, and was especially fashionable at Athens.
Higgins on "Recent Discoveries of the Apparatus used in playing the Game of Kottabos" (Archaeologia, li.
He investigated the trade prospects at Bear Island, and recommended his patrons to seek higher game in Newland; hence he may be called the father of the English whale-fisheries at Spitzbergen.
corner of James Bay, being frozen in a few days later, and during the long winter months which were passed there only a scanty supply of game was secured to eke out the ship's provisions.
Large game has almost disappeared.
Among game birds are various species of ducks, the quail, or " Bob White," and the woodcock.
The efforts of the British minister to defeat the French marriages of the Spanish princesses, by an appeal to the treaty of Utrecht and the other powers of Europe, were wholly unsuccessful; France won the game, though with no small lost of honourable reputation.
History became the tragic spectacle of a game of dupes - the real movers being priests, kings or warriors.
Maine are exceptionally well adapted; many of them abound in trout, salmon, togue, black bass and pickerel; and near them there is still much game.
The game in the North Woods attracts large numbers of sportsmen during the autumn season.
Many forms of game are forbidden; for example, all water-fowl.
In elephant-hunting iron bullets weighing a quarter of a pound are used; throwing-clubs are employed for small game, and lions are hunted with the spear.
Feathered game is abundant.
The game birds include quail ("Bob White") and partridges.
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