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field sports

plural noun
sports carried on in the open countryside, such as hunting, shooting, or fishing
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  • The Denvilles were always passionately fond of field sports.

  • She was fond of field sports, yet knew not how to make the sign of the cross.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil David W. Bartlett
  • His tastes were domestic, his pastime, when not at his books, field sports.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 2) Henry Watterson
  • Captain Hargate had been devoted to field sports and was an excellent naturalist.

    By Sheer Pluck G. A. Henty
  • They could shoot, but so could she, and allowing for the disadvantages of a woman in field sports, she was as good a shot as they.

    An American Politician F. Marion Crawford
  • The Canons did not attend church in their habits, and the clergy generally indulged in field sports.

  • A landowner followed, who in the month for sowing seed attends to his ploughing and is fond of field sports.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
  • That Miss Wynn is fond of field sports—flood pastimes included—he has gathered from herself while rowing her up the river.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • I have heard humanitarians, for instance, speak of vivisection and field sports as if they were the same kind of thing.

    All Things Considered G. K. Chesterton

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