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bullfight

a traditional Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American spectacle in which a matador, assisted by banderilleros and mounted picadors, baits and usually kills a bull in an arena
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BULLFIGHTS in Spain's Balearic Islands will be shorter, bloodless and only for adults under new regulations that also ban alcoholic beverages in the bullring.
In addition, as Dos Passos recalled in his memoir The Best Times, "I could enjoy an occasional bullfight as a spectacle, but every day for a week was too much" (155).
He said that this would not be the last bullfight and that bullfighters from other states have come out strongly in support of the practice in Coahuila.
Our board and the California Portuguese Bloodless Bullfight Organization are committed to do what we can to help our community thrive."
While these elements are unproblematic in relation to the Catholic Mass, Query rightly acknowledges the difficulties involved with the role of anything like belief when discussing verse dramas and bullfights: "The modern bullfight is most certainly not the cult of Mirthras, and Murder in the Cathedral is not a sacrificial rite." As with his discussion of Europe, Query sidesteps this problem by reminding readers of the goal of his project: not to tightly define ritual but to investigate its literary and political utility.
The following Sunday I went to the bullfight again with Dad and
I have lived every day intensely preparing, basically working on my recovery with physiotherapy and speech therapy." He described his comeback as a "dream bullfight".
In Spain, the word torero describes any active participant in the bullfight, with the leader of the entourage, the man who slays the bull, referred to maestro or, by his formal title, as matador de toros (killer of bulls).
KATIE SICKENED BY BULLFIGHT KATIE Price shows shock and disgust at her first bullfight after going along to please boyfriend Leandro Penna's family.
INJURED IN ACTION Spanish bullfighter Juan Mora falls to the arena after being gored by a Nunez del Cubillo''s ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, northern Spain
Campaigners hope the ad, which is set to stir up a new debate on bullfighting, will persuade British tourists not to see a bullfight while on holiday in Spain, where the sport is still widespread.
For centuries, the Spanish tradition of the bullfight has been seen as a heroic contest between man and beast.