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A contest, physical or mental, conducted according to set rules, played for amusement or for a stake.
[M.E. fr. O.E. gamen]


broad-breasted, brightly colored breed of table poultry used widely in breeding hybrid table poultry.


birds or animals hunted and killed in the chase, i.e. for sport. Used also in respect of animals hunted for provisions and skins. Said of animals and birds, hence game birds, etc.

game animals
includes deer and other similar large ruminants, wild pig and the group of largely African animals classed as 'big game'. Game fish are marlin, tuna and other big marine fish rather than the smaller freshwater fish of rod and reel devotees.
game birds
birds originally hunted but nowadays also farmed. Includes pheasants, quail, partridge, francolin, jungle fowl, guinea fowl.
game farm
farm dedicated to keeping game animals, usually exotic ones, in the wild in conditions as nearly natural as possible. In most instances they are a hobby or for relaxation and entertainment. They are really private zoos or zoological gardens.
game fish
fish hunted for sport.
game meat
meat from slaughtered game animals.
game ranch
see game farm (above).

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Q. Can you tell me more about Brain games? There are many new brain games now advertised by Nintendo and others. Are they doing anything to delay Alzheimer’s

A. Interesting comment. I'll check the link.

Q. I did a bad movement with my knee during a ball game. How can I know if I damaged the knee ligaments? 4 hours ago I played basketball. I did a great jump but when I landed I felt a very sharp knee pain? How can I know if I damaged the ligaments there?

A. The only way to know for sure is to check! Can estimate the severity of the problem. Is your knee red? Is it hot? Is it swollen? Does the pain have the same severity or does the pain increase with time? If you answered one of those questions with a 'yes' several hours after the injury, you should probably talk to your GP

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The dangers of checking for warrants were demonstrated in 2007, when California Game Warden Joshua Brennan came into a campground and found that 39-year-old Bartyn Pitts had set an illegal campfire.
Another game warden patrolling the area heard the shot, and when he activated his emergency lights, Freeman sped away.
The game warden stepped back and said, "Okay, I've GOT to see this
However, no one from the group would comment on the bill or on game warden powers in general.
By the time game wardens caught up with the group, they had 108 birds among them, 52 over the legal limit.
But to Joe Brooks, from Bo'ness in West Lothian, they are just the big, grumpy but beloved pets that have been part of his every working day since he left Scotland 52 years ago and set up life in the African bush as a game warden and hunter.
This career guide suggests 33 jobs for working in the outdoors, such as beekeeper, game warden, irrigation specialists, peanut farmer, and viticulturist.
One game warden surmised that the cub and its mother had recently emerged from hibernation and it was time for junior to be on its own.
Joe wants to learn more about dioxin and its health effects, so the game warden refers him to the Oregon State EHSC.
Another crew member was David Strozdas, a former Oklahoma game warden who now studies mountain lions and bighorn sheep on Ted Turner's Armendaris Ranch in New Mexico.
One of the Navy's most decorated squadrons of the war, HAL-3 was composed of nine detachments that ranged up and down the intricate waterways of South Vietnam enforcing Operation Game Warden, interdicting enemy supply efforts to Communist forces in the south.