Speared sentence example
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.
Before long the Tornado gave an almighty roar as it speared into the sky, disappearing back to RAF Leuchars in Scotland.
As their fur is an important article of commerce, large numbers are annually killed, being either trapped or speared at the mouths of their holes.
Boar-hunting is also described; it was effected by nets into which the animal was pursued, and in which when fairly entangled he was speared.
If instead of being speared, he is caught by the hounds, he is soon worried to death by them, though frequently not before he has inflicted some severe wounds on one or more of the pack.Advertisement
In Assam they are sometimes speared from boats, and in the Himalayas they are said to be ensnared by bird-lime.
Fish abound at many parts of the coast, and are taken by lines, or speared at night by torchlight, or netted, or a river is dammed and the fish stupefied with the root of a milletia.
At its top it sports a golden cockerel, speared to act as a weather-vane, and also bedecked with ribbons.
After eight days his men were murdered, and on the 29th of October 1885 he himself was speared in both sides, his last words to the soldiers appointed to kill him being, "Go, tell Mwanga I have purchased the road to Uganda with my blood."
In the papyrus marshes the hippopotamus was slain with harpoons, the wild boar, too, was probably hunted, and the sportsman brought down wild-fowl with the boomerang, or speared or angled for fish.Advertisement