tauromachy


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tauromachy

(tɔːˈrɒməkɪ)
n
(Bullfighting) the art or act of bullfighting
[C19: Greek tauromakhia, from tauro- + makhē fight]
tauromachian adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

tauromachy, tauromaquia

1. the art or technique of bullflghting.
2. a bullfight. — tauromachian, tauromachic, adj.
See also: Bulls and Bullfighting
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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
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Translations

tauromachy

[ˈtɔːrəmækɪ] Ntauromaquia f
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Even when recruiting Waldo for another fishing trip to Key West, Ernest couched his appeal in the idiom of tauromachy. On 23 September, he encouraged Peirce to come on down for "scientific butchery" of "los toros del mar," an expedition they could fuel by consumption of Rioja and Fundador.
Secondary schools could offer students over 16 the chance of a qualification in "tauromachy" - or bullfighting - under the scheme.
Drawing from Hertz's structural analysis of the left hand, the "impure sacred", more and more asserts itself as the tauromachy (bull fighting) goes on through ritualized stages of tercio de varas, to the tercio de banderillas, and finally, the tercio de muerte with the return of the right hand.
I'll cite two examples: first, the faux course proposed by a Professor of Spanish at Academic Council at Flinders University in 1972: Titled, 'The Philosophical, Social, Sexual and Artistic Transcendency of Tauromachy', the supposed course on the theory and practice of bullfighting was to be taught by 'Latin and Spanish migrants' whose 'lack of academic qualifications' were not to be regarded as a serious impediment (Sheridan 1998, 68).
With comic wit and charm, Molina's character introduces his English friend to a host of names and artefacts enshrined in the history of tauromachy, on a tour which serves to remind the spectator of Spain's singularity, as did so many montage sequences in the espanoladas of the 1940s and 1950s which did little more than show off the country's "national" treasures.
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.
A search of the Oxford English Dictionary reveals Hemingway as the first cited author for ten taurine terms used in Spanish in Death in the Afternoon; nevertheless, none of the ten has been accepted by Webster S Unabridged Dictionary, unlike the case of other unassimilated loan words from Spanish to English, e.g., 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).
"Tauromachy as the Spectacle of Gender Revision in Matador" en Post-Franco, postmodern.
The first course to be named "Womens Studies," established at Flinders University in 1973, gained approval only after opposition had been quelled; the professor of Spanish attempted to ridicule the proposal out of existence by proposing an alternative course on "tauromachy"--bullfighting.