a traditional Spanish, Portuguese, or Latin American spectacle in which a bull is fought by a matador, assisted by banderilleros and picadors, in a prescribed way in an arena and is usually killed. Contemporary Examples Does Barack Obama Need a Friend Like Bill Clinton? Robert Shrum June 10, 2012 The Deaths You Missed This Year […]
a person who participates in a bullfight, especially a matador. Historical Examples The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border Annie Roe Carr The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey The Wolf Cub […]
a European finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, often kept as a pet, the male of which has a black, white, and bluish-gray back and a rosy breast. any of several related or similar birds. a hedge high enough to impede mounted hunters. Historical Examples Jerry’s Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley The […]
a machine for giving the final surfacing to an area of concrete, as on a road.