pounding match n.
a boxing match, a fight.
|West Kent Guardian 1 Dec. 8/3: Never did I see such a pounding match. — Both were what the boxers call gluttons.|
|Cork Examiner 27 June 4/5: The sporting gentry of our town [...] were on the qui vive, in consequence of a pounding match which was to take place on horseback.|
|Morn. Post 30 Nov. 5/4: The somewhat famous ‘pounding match’ upon the plains of Waterloo.|
|Norfolk Chron. 6 Nov. 6/6: A pounding match between two blackguards.|
|Dover Exp. 5 Apr. 2/4: The first resuklt of this pounding match will probably be to save us the best half of millions [...] which were to have been expended on the fortification of our ports.|
|Glasgow Herald 4 Nov. 6/7: I have shot with some of their gentlemen, and seen them ride a severe steeplechase (pounding match) in pink and tops.|
|Western Times 29 Dec. 3/6: The ‘great fight’ [...] was a mere pounding match in which there was not a trace of the ‘science’ of boxing.|
|Yorks. Gaz. 6 Aug. 3/5: Result, pounding match for a thousand pounds aside. Both real good plucked ones and not likely to give in.|
|Eve. Post 25 Jan. 2/2: The two men quarrelled, and both tumbled out on to the platform, and had a regular pounding match.|
|Western Dly Press 18 July 3/3: The question now is whether the Germans will continue the effort as a pounding match of the Verdun type.|
|Aberdeen Jrnl 19 Nov. 2/5: That pounding match, Waterloo.|