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cockfight

a fight between two gamecocks fitted with sharp metal spurs
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The law also prohibits possession of cockfighting instruments and attendance at a cockfight.
During a typical cockfight tournament, a third to a half of the birds is killed.
Apparently two rival groups encountered each other at the cockfight and then someone lobbed the grenade," Salinas said.
a rural area on the mainland where cockfights and accompanying crowds are less likely to draw attention.
After an explication of the "deep psychological identification of Balinese men with their cocks" (417) and the rituals of the cockfight and betting, Geertz enumerates the ways that this plays out the "status concerns" of the culture.
when dietary codes differ, or there is the appearance of cruelty in the way animals are handled in a ritual or sporting event, such as the cockfight or charreada); employment discrimination suits (e.
It was like EastEnders set in Brazil, with lots of breasts and a man killing a bookie at a cockfight with a broken bottle.
Geertz, Clifford, 1973, << Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight >>.
So to suggest that this was some sort of glorified cockfight is both inaccurate and irresponsible.
After a 20-minute stalk--and a front row seat to a furious cockfight between two pheasants--I reached the box elder tree.
With a cocky walk and tattoos on the skin over his muscles, he strutted like a bantam rooster at a cockfight (24/3/04, p.
Globe and Mail columnist William Johnson wrote in May 2002 that "MPs who arrive in Ottawa determined to act like responsible adults are soon like cocks in a cockfight who refuse to peck and slash.