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I saw the jousting show in Las Vegas.
  a contest in which knights attempt to knock each other off horses with blunted lances


any kind of contest
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jousting joust jouster jousted
Jousting was based on medieval combat. The sport is still practiced today by the International Jousting Association and is demonstrated at such places as at Excaliber in Las Vegas.
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  • I saw the jousting show in Las Vegas.
  • She fell entering the final curve as the runners jousted for position.
  • Sir Grummore Grummursum is on the way to challenge you to a joust.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • "They don’t joust," Marion grumbled,
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You

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  • It was used for more things than family reunions, however: Negroes played basketball there, the Klan met there in its halcyon days, and a great tournament was held in Atticus’s time in which the gentlemen of the county jousted for the honor of carrying their ladies into Maycomb for a great banquet.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Will was in the middle of the room, upright in his chair, a walking stick balanced across the armrests, so that it jutted eighteen inches to his left—a jousting stick.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Most folks were right-handed, and back then a man wanted to keep his sword or jousting pole closest to his enemy.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Bree wanted to joust, but Kristina thought about a long walk home and put Bree back into her box.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • And then your Highness will begin to learn how to tilt and joust.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • He jousted this way and that with his imaginary foes, spinning and ducking in imitation of Hatter Madigan, whose military workouts he often watched and studied.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars

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  • Annabeth, Grover, and I each took one of Briares’s hands and dragged him toward the concession stands while Tyson bellowed, lowered his pole, and charged Kampe like a jousting knight.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Thus they turned through the dark circle on either hand to the opposite point, still crying out their opprobrious verse; then each, when he had come through his half circle, wheeled round to the other joust.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • I am among them, among their battling bodies in a medley, the joust of life.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The marshals and their attendants appeared next on the field, together with the heralds, for the purpose of receiving the names of the knights who intended to joust, with the side which each chose to espouse.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • I will well, said Arthur, and rode fast after the sword, and when he came home, the lady and all were out to see the jousting.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • I will well, said Arthur, and rode fast after the sword, and when he came home, the lady and all were out to see the jousting.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • I have heard how in the times of chivalry men had to joust with sharp lances for their women, but I don’t believe they ever had to eat so many of the vicar’s wife’s biscuits.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • I rode horses and shot birds with slingshots and found boys to joust with, and some nights I danced the evening away to the beautiful singing and clapping of Thembu maidens.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • When I saw the smile I realized verbal jousting was the only sport of Edward T. Reynolds, his only method of communication.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He rides out, then turns, running hard for the dead like a knight in a joust.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • No, my jousting days are done, he thought as he dismounted …. but all the same, he stopped to watch a while.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • The little men were done up in wooden armor, miniature knights preparing for a joust.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • "Better than jousting in a Kansas cornfield," Percy agreed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • "Will you joust today, my lord?" she asked him.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • "Five days of jousting were planned," she said.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • In the museums there were pictures of jousting knights and harlequins with wooden swords: masked men, sad and funny.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Jamie made a game of it, of course, running up and down between the flapping fabrics, pretending he was a knight at a joust.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • I backed Ser Jaime in the jousting, along with half the court.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • And if ye think that I be weary, and ye have an appetite to joust with me, I shall find you jousting enough.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • But the young stranger appeared much better disposed to partake of the good cheer, with which he had been so providentially provided, than to take up the cudgels of argument on this, or on any other of the knotty points which are so apt to furnish the lovers of science with the materials of a mental joust.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • …than that small infantry Warred on by cranes—though all the giant brood Of Phlegra with th’ heroic race were joined That fought at Thebes and Ilium, on each side Mixed with auxiliar gods; and what resounds In fable or romance of Uther’s son, Begirt with British and Armoric knights; And all who since, baptized or infidel, Jousted in Aspramont, or Montalban, Damasco, or Marocco, or Trebisond, Or whom Biserta sent from Afric shore When Charlemain with all his peerage fell By Fontarabbia.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Joust, the vulgar but competent bio-physicist, lacking the affection which kept Martin and Terry from reproaching the old man, told Gottlieb that he was a "rotten Director and ought to quit," and was straightway discharged and replaced by a muffin.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • He coulde songes make, and well indite, Joust, and eke dance, and well pourtray and write.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • They say that knights will come from all over the realm to joust and feast in honor of your appointment as Hand of the King.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • "Symon says there’s to be a singers’ tourney, and tumblers, even a fools’ joust."
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • They joust and have festivals and sing ballads.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • How Griflet was made knight, and jousted with a knight THOU art full young and tender of age, said Arthur, for to take so high an order on thee.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • BOOK X CHAPTER I. How Sir Tristram jousted, and smote down King Arthur, because he told him not the cause why he bare that shield.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • O Jesu, said Sir Palomides, that yonder is a passing good knight, and the best jouster that ever I saw.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • With that Sir Tristram turned about and said: Fair knights, I had no need to joust with you, for I have had enough to do this day.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • How Griflet was made knight, and jousted with a knight THOU art full young and tender of age, said Arthur, for to take so high an order on thee.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Your warhorse, now, he may not be the best one for the joust.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Princes should be allowed to sail the sea and hunt boar in the wolfswood and joust with lances.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • There see me who can joust, and who can ride.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Nay, said Palomides, I will not joust, for I am sure at jousting I get no prize.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • And he was full loath thereto, but Sir Dinadan edged him so, that he jousted with Sir Lamorak.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • So God me help, said King Arthur, meseemeth yonder is the best jouster that ever I saw.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • Therefore, said the strong knight, I will joust with thee, for I hate all these that be of Arthur’s court.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • He clutched his jousting lance in his right hand, and galloped off in the direction of the noise.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • A good jouster, like Lancelot or Tristram, always used the blow of the point, because, although it was liable to miss in unskilful hands, it made contact sooner.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
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