Thus coxcomb carries you back to the days when every court was amused by a "fool" whose head was decked with a cock's comb; crestfallen takes you back to cockfighting; and lunatic ("moonstruck"), disaster ("evil star"), and "thank your lucky stars" plant you in the era of superstition when human fate was governed by heavenly bodies.
Here, let me prime them pieces, and hand us over the bottle; we'll stay snug under this east window, for the wind's coming down the hill, and I defy"--"None of that bould talk, Jack," said his cousin; "as for what ye saw in foreign parts, of dead men killed afighting, sure that's nothing to the dead--God rest 'em!--that's here.
He thought of no man's pleasant looks or ways, though even upon the corrugated iron of his nature, a woman's beauty had had influence, and he had married Carmen off the comic opera stage, in the City of Mexico, where he had gone to see a great bullfight ten years ago.
The making of a bullfighter.
Translated from the Spanish with a note on bullfighting by Leslie Charteris.
The Chinese theatre had developed from two sources--from religious games, bullfights and wrestling, among Turkish and Mongol peoples, which developed into dancing displays; and from sacrificial games of South Chinese origin.
"But the fact remains that sometimes there are cockfights during the week," objected Padre Camorra, "and it wouldn't be right when the contractors of the cockpits pay the government--" "Well, on those days close the school!"
As they came abreast of him the foremost a little relaxed his hold, the pursuer grabbed at it, and in an instant the rivalry had flared to rage and a first-class dogfight was in progress.
There was even a hacker group called "Justice League of America," named after Superman's club of true-blue crimefighting superheros.
Computers SIMULATE reality, like computer games that simulate tank battles or dogfights or spaceships.
inquired Minos.--"Prizefighter," I answered, putting my arms akimbo and looking as ferocious as possible, by way of keeping up the character I had momentarily assumed.
And I been wearing it to remind me that I particular want to meet up with that same gent before he gets too old for a gunfight!'"
But they say this Sinclair is quite a gunfighter, my friend.
Sons of gunfighters. (
You been raised and trained for gunfighting.
"The proof is that they's a long list of gunfights in Sinclair's past, but not more deaths than you can count on the fingers of one hand.
"Ho!--fight, youth, fight!"
Hooker--"Fighting Joe," as he was called--led it against Lee, and (May 1-4, 1863) was beaten at Chancellorsville and fell back.
He now devoted himself to infighting.
In this fight was the constable taken, together with fifty and five other lords, who owned themselves prisoners, and were given to the keeping of the squires.
Thank the heavens, lord, thou art of sweet composure Praise him that gat thee, she that gave thee suck; Fam'd be thy tutor, and thy parts of nature Thrice-fam'd beyond, beyond all erudition; But he that disciplin'd thine arms to fight- Let Mars divide eternity in twain And give him half; and, for thy vigour, Bull-bearing Milo his addition yield To sinewy Ajax.
The points of spears are stuck within the shield, The steeds without their riders scour the field; The knights, unhorsed, on foot renew the fight-- The glittering faulchions cast a gleaming light; Hauberks and helms are hew'd with many a wound, Out-spins the streaming blood, and dyes the ground."
Only--if it be not granted, they shall make a stand at the traghetti and fight----" "Padrone, yes!"
In an age of joys and toys, Wanting wisdom, void of right, Who shall nerve heroic boys To hazard all in Freedom's fight,-- Break shortly off their jolly games, Forsake their comrades gay, And quit proud homes and youthful dames, For famine, toil, and fray?
Then our leader rode before us on his war-horse black as night-- Well the Cameronian rebels knew that charger in the fight!-- And a cry of exultation from the bearded warriors rose, For we loved the house of Claver'se, and we thought of good Montrose.
There streams into Granada's gate a stately cavalcade Of prancing steeds caparisoned, and knights in steel arrayed; And all their acclamations raise, when Celin comes in sight-- "The foremost in the tournament, the bravest in the fight"-- And Moorish maiden Cegri straight to the window flies, To see the glittering pageant and to hear the joyous cries.
If the Pinkerton press were all, it would be fightable.
I made it.... Have a jolly fight"--and the boy struck an extraordinarily correct fencing attitude--left hand raised in balance, sword poised, legs and feet well placed, the whole pose easy, natural, graceful.
Ambrose had the exalted merit of being the first to resist his emperor, not as a martyr willing to die for his cause, but as a prelate in a desperate and open fight,--as a prelate seeking to conquer.
But when he saw his columns driven back in confusion--when his cavalry receded from the squares they could not penetrate--when battalions were reduced to companies by the fire of his cannon, and still that 'feeble few' showed a perfect front, and held the ground they had originally taken, no wonder his admiration was expressed to Soult--'How beautifully these English fight!--but they must give way!'"
The Herd in Danger.--We rally.--The Fight.--Death and Burial.--Patsey in Trouble.--"Shnakes.
The Track in the Sand.--What made it.--A Lesson on Trailing.--What constitutes a good Woodsman.--A Discovery.--Indians.--A Female Captive To the Rescue.--Our Ride.--A Run for Life.--The Fight.--Death.--More Hints about Trailing.--The Mexican.--Old Jerry's Observation.
WANTS TO FIGHT?--DINKS YOU CAN WHIP ME, EH?"
And whan thei wil fighte, thei wille schokken hem to gidre in a plomp; that zif there be 20000 men, men schalle not wenen, that there be scant 10000.
For where that he wente in the chaas he comanded to spare the peple The knyghtes ought to kepe the peple/ For whan the peple ben in theyr tentes or castellis/ the knyghtes ought to kepe the wacche/ For this cause the romayns callyd them legyons And they were made of dyuerce prouynces and of dyuerce nacyons to thentente to kepe the peple/ And the peple shold entende to theyre werke/ For no crafty man may bothe entende to his craft & to fighte/ how may a crafty man entende to hys werke sewrely in tyme of warre but yf he be kept And right in suche wyse as the knyghtes shold kepe y'e peple in tyme of peas in lyke wise the peple ought to pourveye for theyr dispensis/ how shold a plowman be sewre in the felde/ but yf the knyghtes made dayly wacche to kepe hem/ For lyke as the glorye of a kynge is vpon his knyghtis/ so hit is necessarye to the knyghtes that the marchantis craftymen and comyn peple be defended and kepte/ therfore late the knyghtes kepe the peple in suche wyse that they maye enioye pees and gete and gadre the costis and expensis of them bothe/ we rede that Athis sayd to dauid whiche was a knyght/ I make the my kepar and defendar alleway.
fifthly, S. +Fighten+, v. to fight, PP; +fighte+, S; +vyghte+, S2; +fihten+, PP, S2; +feghtande+, pr.
Alle the folk of that contree ben fulle obeyssant to hire sovereynes; ne thei fighten not ne chiden not, on with another.
+Fughten+; see +Fighten+.
Me plentee good fighter if me get ring."
I sprang toward the fighters, crying: "For God's sake!"
They were good hand-to-hand fighters,--none better; and so they won their victories, no doubt; but, having won them, they dropped sea-going, and made the conquered nations transport their corn and troops, while they went back to their congenial camps and solemn Senate-debates.
But--if it were to be done this way--of course the best thing possible was to work as widely as you could in getting your recruits; and,--if England were too conservative to say, "We are twenty-eight millions, one-fifth fighting men,"--too conservative to put rifles or muskets into the hands of those five or six million fighters,--the next best thing was to rank as many as you could in your handful of upper-class riflemen.
"And say, Lizzie," went on Josie, paying no attention to Lizzie's exclamation, "I'll bet you anything she sold her basket, and very likely to that prize-fighter,--that Tim."
From Chiefs to Kings The early chief a fighter.—The club the sign of power.—Free men led by a chief of their own choosing.—The first slaves.—Barbarians conquer civilized nations.—A ruling class among conquered people.—All men no longer free and equal.—The value of arms and armor.—The robber chiefs.—How kings first came.—Treaties between tribes follow constant wars.—Tribes unite for protection against enemies.—A king is chosen for the time being.—Some kings refuse to resign their office when the danger is past.—New generations grow up which never knew a kingless state.—The word “king” becomes sacred.
And when Asmund saw his crooked sword, he cried out, and broke into the following strain: "Why fightest thou with curved sword?
Salisbury is a desperate homicide; He fighteth as one weary of his life.
As always hitherto, so now, his darling mode of defence was offence,--to fight,--Grant's every blow being met with another before it hit.
This did not suit the "mittened" ones, and they determined to draw young Douglas into a controversy which should result in a fight,--he, of course, to be the defeated party.
"He fight?--he's nowt but a half-baked doctor!"
friends, the newspaper reporters, and several military officers, all of whom had heard of his hunt and "Indian fight"--he being a very popular man, and widely known in Chicago.