Pig-sticking


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Pig´-stick`ing


n.1.Boar hunting; - so called by Anglo-Indians.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
Swankey of the Body Guard himself, that dangerous youth, and the greatest buck of all the Indian army now on leave, was one day discovered by Major Dobbin tete-a-tete with Amelia, and describing the sport of pig-sticking to her with great humour and eloquence; and he spoke afterwards of a d--d king's officer that's always hanging about the house--a long, thin, queer-looking, oldish fellow--a dry fellow though, that took the shine out of a man in the talking line.
A second chapter reveals differences between the ranks as it explores officer sports, such as polo, fox-hunting, and pig-sticking, which showed the continuing hold of the aristocracy upon important components of the social life of the forces.
This possibly reaches back to the dawn of time when some cave bloke somewhere thought it necessary to exaggerate his skills in pig-sticking or hunting the hairy mammoth to impress his fellows.