Game sentence example
It's a game, like a treasure hunt.
He smiled to himself, enjoying the game they always played.
Sofia waited, staring blankly at the football game on TV.
She finished her game of patience and only then examined the presents.
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Evelyn loved his game face.
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.
No one will play the game if the rules only apply to one team. 2.
The game had begun.
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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.
State game officials are involved as well.
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.
Deidre clenched her fists, uncertain what game the deity played with her.
She frowned, wondering when someone would explain the rules of this game to her.Advertisement
The children thought the new game was very funny.
It wasn't a game to me.
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 was a pretty game, played on the smooth surface of the pond, a man against a loon.
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.Advertisement
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!
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It's like a chess game, and the humans are pawns to be used and destroyed, he explained.
Pierre was unfazed by his raised voice and continued playing a game on his phone.
There were a great many things she'd let him do to her to win the game in her head.Advertisement
Well, maybe I should call a game warden.
We play a little game which I find most useful in developing the intellect, and which incidentally answers the purpose of a language lesson.
The game continued; a waiter kept handing round champagne.
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.
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.
He took a pack of cards that lay on the table and began to lay them out for a game of patience.
Later, when I talked to the FBI, they mentioned this turkey we're chasing plays the switch game with plates all the time.
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.
His game isn't the one you think he's playing.
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.
He knew who I was when we first talked at the basketball game, but it was years later he told me about it.
The video game showed two holograms at once, a space battle and a land battle.
I'll send you this video game I'm addicted to, Jule offered.
Imagine, he's even considering playing this game, and in some foreign country!
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.
When we first played this game two or three days ago, she showed no ingenuity at all in finding the object.
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.
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.
To her surprise, what appeared to be a video game popped into 3D life in the center of the table.
Pierre glanced up from the game he played on his iPhone as she passed him.
It's too bad the game department was unable to get out here to get the mother when she was alive.
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.
I am not going to play this game.
Oh, is that the game we were playing?
Martha lugged out a tattered game of Monopoly.
At first it was still a game.
This is your game.
We met at a school basketball game.
They sat on the bed, playing a card game.
Sasha wasn.t that stupid, though Kris wondered what game his brother played.
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 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.
On Saturday we took in a Broadway show and Sunday a baseball game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the middle of the game, the officers saw some wagons approaching with fifteen hussars on their skinny horses behind them.
Alex didn't like highly spiced food, so she decided to bake Cornish game hens for the base of the meal.
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.
He added with a smile, "You know my feelings on this entire 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!
Knowing the players in this game of chance is certainly taxing.
He watched her until verifying where she went before returning to the game.
He was amused at whatever game he played as he closed the distance between them once more.
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.
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 planned to let her game play itself out, but I don't want to see any bloodshed.
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.
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.
She spent the next day in the game room, and the next.
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.
Cynthia just ignored them, instead watching the younger, more civilized occupants of the room play their card game.
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.
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.
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?"
The Ground Game Act 1880, prohibits night shooting, or the use of spring traps above ground or poison.
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.
Large game is still very abundant west of the continental divide.
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.
Many forms of game are forbidden; for example, all water-fowl.
Feathered game is abundant.
The game birds include quail ("Bob White") and partridges.
In the middle of a game at tipcat he paused, and stood staring wildly upwards with his stick in his hand.
Game and trout are plentiful; milk, butter, hams, hides and wool are exported, principally to France.
Other game have been so reduced in numbers as to require special protection.
Other game birds include the francolin, quail, guineafowl, sand-grouse, snipe, wild duck, wild goose, widgeon, teal, plover and rail.
This will be extremely useful, because the game, as they say, has just changed completely.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don't know how else to say this, Jonny, but that's the game we're playing.
But this isn't a game you'll win.
Darian looked at Xander, unable to determine what game the Original Being played.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 yo