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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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So, the aim of Portuguese scientists was to identify the species of origin of meats added to samples of game meat alheira in order to verify their compliance with the product's labelling.
Meat (sometimes called red meat) includes beef, pork, lamb, veal, goat, and game meats, such as bison, elk, and venison.
Game meat such as pheasant, venison and duck has become more widely available and consumed over recent years.
Heading home with several coolers full of organic, protein-rich game meat is one of the most rewarding parts of a successful bowhunt.
Our findings suggest that game meat from wild boar, deer, and rabbit contribute to HEV epidemiology in the Midi-Pyrenees area.
Lean game meat is free of antibiotics, high cholesterol and hormones too often hidden in grocery store meat.
The diet also features venison, elk and reindeer rather than beef as game meat is great for iron and provides long-lasting energy.
Although rabbit is a game meat, which you associate with being more expensive, it is very good value as they have quite a lot of meat on them.
Hopetoun Farm Shop master butcher Derek Mackintosh led the visit, providing information on the different types of meat available at the shop as well as assistance on the cooking of the game meat and discussion on the importance of choosing local and seasonal produce for best results.
Prior permission from the Directorate of Veterinary Services in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, is required to transport warthog or a part of a warthog from the land where it was obtained and for any game meat or product of game meat or game birds or products of game birds to be exported from Namibia.
Currently, the overhunting is considered a major threat to wildlife hunting in the humid tropics when extinguishing many species locally, which in turn threatens the dietary security of the local human populations that depend on game meat for subsistence and income (Milner-Gulland et al.
Elk is popular as it is leaner game meat, very low in fat and high in protein.