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Pugilism   /pjˈudʒəlɪzəm/   Listen

Fighting with the fists.  Synonyms: boxing, fisticuffs.

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"Pugilism" Quotes from Famous Books

... combatants was killed, the prince pensioned the boxer's widow, and declared he never would attend another battle. "But, nevertheless,"—I read in the noble language of Pierce Egan (whose smaller work on Pugilism I have the honour to possess),—"he thought it a manly and decided English feature, which ought not to be destroyed. His majesty had a drawing of the sporting characters in the Fives Court placed in his boudoir, to remind him of his former attachment and support of true courage; ...
— Henry Esmond; The English Humourists; The Four Georges • William Makepeace Thackeray

Words linked to "Pugilism" :   poke, in-fighting, decision, cut, hook, slug, punch, boxing ring, glove, take the count, prize ring, rope-a-dope, sidestep, count out, boxing glove, gumshield, spar, pugilist, biff, below the belt, fisticuffs, mouthpiece, boxing equipment, remain down, clout, sparring, contact sport, pugilistic, clinch, lick, fight, professional boxing

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