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1. any of various very small breeds of domestic fowl
2. Boxing short for bantamweight
3. Canadian
a. an age level of between 13 and 15 in amateur sport, esp ice hockey
b. (as modifier): bantam hockey



(Banten), feudal state (sultanate) in West Java from the early 16th to the early 19th centuries. Until 1568, Bantam was the vassal of Demak. It flourished in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, when it expanded its territorial conquests in West Java and southern Sumatra and became an important center for the pepper trade and for intermediary trade in the archipelago. In the 16th century it waged a struggle with Mataram for hegemony on Java. English and Dutch trading stations appeared in Bantam at the start of the 17th century. Defeated in its struggle against Dutch aggression, Bantam became the vassal of the Dutch East India Company and transferred its trade monopoly to the Dutch by a treaty of 1683. Major anti-Dutch uprisings erupted in the mid-18th and early 19th centuries. After the occupation of Java (1811) by the English, the sultanate of Bantam was abolished in 1813. After returning to Java in 1816, the Dutch authorities established the residency of Ban-ten on the territory of the former sultanate. The territory of Bantam is part of the province of West Java in the republic of Indonesia.


Ali, M. Perdjuangan feudal Indonesia. Bandung-Jakarta, 1963.
Vlekke, B. H. M. Nusantara.... The Hague-Bandung, 1960.
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We had just moved our three banty hens to a coop and the girls' hens to another coop, so we scrambled to find places for them all.
If you want larger birds, try keeping a good broody banty hen to set on the eggs that the larger hens abandon.
45 263m mad Tanist Dash 1 Headford Jack (K D Turner, Monmr) 2 Edgars Champ (C Allsopp, Monmr) 3 Shades Of Nobby (N A Fountain, Coven) 4 Goes Bang (C Price, Monmr) 5 Aero Prince (m) (M A Wallis, Yrmth) 6 Boyneside Banty (m) (J E Hayton, Kinsly) 11.
I think it is only fair that they at least give us an extra day," stated Banty, who urged any remaining doubters of his side's character to be come out and watch Meath next week.
She made short work of hanging his flapping carcass in the tree, but when she reached for the next victim, the wily banty made a break for it.
Pick of eight Henlow opens are two trial stakes for the Primus Telecom Derby over 460m in which the suggestions are Boynside Banty (9.
There's a myth out there about the six-day turnaround, but I can tell you that we're going to test it," said Banty.
40 over 263m for CorrenPricewherehehasboth acourseknowledgeadvantageand thedrawinsidepotentialmainrival Boyneside Banty in his favour here.
They gave themselves over to John and in fairness to Banty, he has gone through a really hard time, but was willing to bring somebody in to try and reorganise the team.
BOYNESIDE BANTY is arguably the most progressive in the field and James Hayton's charge appeals as a result in the final of the Stadium Bookmakers Sprint Trophy over 305m at Nottingham tonight (9.
First of all to Seamus McEnaney - Banty - but to all concerned in producing a Leinster SFC semi-final display that I didn't see coming.
From Banty being nearly out on his ear and almost losing to Carlow, the Royal County produced a storming performance to beat a fancied Kildare side in the Leinster semi-final.