from The Century Dictionary.

  • Recreations of the field; outdoor sports, particularly hunting and athletic games.


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  • Sir Bingo, with an instinctive tact, which self-preservation seemed to dictate to a brain neither the most delicate nor subtle in the world, premised his enquiry by some general remark on fishing and field-sports.

    Saint Ronan's Well 2008

  • Benjie to leave the fish he had taken at Mount Sharon, making, at the same time, an apologetic countenance to my new friend, not being quite aware whether the compliment would be agreeable to such a condemner of field-sports.

    Redgauntlet 2008

  • A love of the NATALE SOLUM, if Swift be right in translating these words, “family estate,” began to awaken in my bosom — the recollections of my own youth adding little to it, save what was connected with field-sports.

    Chronicles of the Canongate 2008

  • She explained this, by telling me that my host of the preceding night was remarkable for his attachment to field-sports, which he pursued without much regard to the wishes of the individuals over whose property he followed them.

    Redgauntlet 2008

  • We argued the point no further; for though I thought his arguments a little too high-strained, yet as my mind acquitted me of having taken delight in aught but the theory of field-sports, I did not think myself called upon stubbornly to advocate a practice which had afforded me so little pleasure.

    Redgauntlet 2008

  • Bucklaw, shut out from his usual field-sports and joyous carouses by the necessity of remaining concealed within the walls of the castle, became a joyless and uninteresting companion.

    The Bride of Lammermoor 2008

  • I began to discover that the country would not at all suit me; for I had relinquished field-sports, and felt no inclination whatever to farming, the ordinary vocation of country gentlemen.

    Chronicles of the Canongate 2008

  • Her younger brother, at an age when trifles chiefly occupied his mind, made her the confidante of all his pleasures and anxieties, his success in field-sports, and his quarrels with his tutor and instructors.

    The Bride of Lammermoor 2008

  • “A most perfect creature of Heaven,” said the baron, who was an enthusiast in field-sports — “of the noblest Northern breed — deep in the chest, strong in the stern — black colour, and brindled on the breast and legs, not spotted with white, but just shaded into grey — strength to pull down a bull, swiftness to cote an antelope.”

    The Talisman 2008

  • I got in touch with Adrian Dangar, the hunting correspondent for The Field, a British field-sports magazine.

    Masters of the Hunt P. J. O'Rourke 2005


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