tauromachy


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tauromachy

(tɔːˈrɒməkɪ)
n
(Bullfighting) the art or act of bullfighting
[C19: Greek tauromakhia, from tauro- + makhē fight]
tauromachian adj

tauromachy, tauromaquia

1. the art or technique of bullflghting.
2. a bullfight. — tauromachian, tauromachic, adj.
See also: Bulls and Bullfighting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tauromachy - the activity at a bullfighttauromachy - the activity at a bullfight    
blood sport - sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
moment of truth - the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull
Translations

tauromachy

[ˈtɔːrəmækɪ] Ntauromaquia f
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The reverence which Reyes demonstrates for the world of tauromachy is, however, offset by his own inability to match the levels of bravery and honour embodied by the figure of the matador.
He played soccer, ran track, and developed an abiding passion for tauromachy.
In the eponymous tauromachy, another of Hamman's remarkable stunts, Bill struggles against the bull in a stunning take of 34 seconds; by contrast, the trampling of Arbaud is crudely executed with an unconvincing trick substitution of a dummy.
novillero and torero, and more than a dozen others pertaining to the field of tauromachy.
As well as bombarding the Korean Embassy with letters of complaint, I have also written to the Spanish Embassy to complain about tauromachy (bull fighting), as well as the Chinese Embassy to protest about their brutal treatment of dogs in the production of tegumental products (the dog's natural covering - fur, skin, etc).
1) a treatise on tauromachy, a history of the bullfight, a survey of great bullfighters past and present, a complete study of the fighting bull.
Such a transformational vulnerability accounts for comical troupes of toreadors or for museums of tauromachy, introducing additional lamination by inscribing the bullfight into another rim--that is, parody or fetishized contemplation.