Bull Fight, a Spanish amusement, originally introduced by the Moors, and adopted in all the cities of the kingdom, each of which has an arena of greater or less magnificence, called the plaza de toros, set apart for this entertainment. The bulls are turned out, one by one, into the open space, where they are first assailed by horsemen, called picadores, who attack them with the lance. The horses are often ripped up, but the moment the picador is overthrown a crowd of active footmen, called chulos, provided with crimson banners, take off the attention of the bull while the horseman makes his escape. The bulls are next tormented by the banderilleros, armed with sharp-barbed darts having fireworks and flags attached to them, until they are thickly covered with shafts, bleeding and scorched by the explosions of the fireworks. Then the principal performer, the matador, enters the arena, habited in black, and armed only with a long straight sword, with which he soon gives the coup de grace to the tortured brute, thrusting the blade up to the hilt into .his body just at the junction of the neck and spine.