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cockfight

a fight between two gamecocks fitted with sharp metal spurs
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Today it would take me a week to find hare-coursing with a sufficiency of bookmakers and cock-fighting has become really scarce; I'd need ten days' notice.
But then the working classes also have a few bloodsports we shouldn't be too proud of - badger-baiting, cock-fighting, dog-fighting and just this week some boys from South Tyneside invented a new sport - and used a six-week-old puppy as a football.
Malaysian authorities had tightened border security to prevent smuggling of poultry and to prevent residents from crossing the border to take part in cock-fighting.
Modern Games were developed purely for exhibition in the mid-19th century in England, after cock-fighting was outlawed.
After being alerted by the eye-in-the-sky Garda helicopter about a crowd in a field near Kells last June, officers found four razor-sharp spurs used in cock-fighting.
Hidden among the fruit trees in a remote corner of a Shropshire parish is what is believed to be the Midlands' only intact cock-fighting pit.
We banned spectacle "sports" like cock-fighting hundreds of years ago.
Seagal, 59, had arrived with a camera crew, armoured cars, a tank and riot gear-clad cops at the home of the Phoenix, Arizona man to investigate an alleged cock-fighting ring for the reality show 'Steven Seagal: Lawman'.
During this time in the role, the officer has been actively involved in many complex wildlife crime investigations covering a wide range of offences such as the illegal trade of whales' teeth and ivory under the Endangered Species Regulations, the illegal taking, possession and selling of wild birds' eggs, badger sett interference and the practices of badger-baiting and cock-fighting.
When border agency officers searched his bag they found a bottle of Methadrone, two videos of cock-fighting and four of dog-fighting.
We would ask people to continue being vigilant and call us if they suspect that dog-fighting, badger-baiting or cock-fighting are taking place.
And seek out the so-called Lion Yard off Chester Street, where cock-fighting took place for 150 years until it was banned in 1849.