Authority on these points may be found in Strutt's Book of English Sports and Pastimes.
All the hereditary pastimes of Old England were transplanted hither.
Then would war, the pastime
of monarchs, be almost inoffensive, and battles between great armies might be fought at the particular desire of several ladies of quality; who, together with the kings themselves, might be actual spectators of the conflict.
Finding us distinguished, as a nation, by our love of athletic exercises, the little man, in the innocence of his heart, devoted himself impromptu to all our English sports and pastimes
whenever he had the opportunity of joining them; firmly persuaded that he could adopt our national amusements of the field by an effort of will precisely as he had adopted our national gaiters and our national white hat.
I replied that this had been one of the pastimes
of my youth, and that doubtless with practice my skill would come back to me.
His sole pastimes
were reading the papers and playing whist.
In conjunction with the induction of Chicago Cubs longtime clubhouse manager Yosh Kawano to the Cactus League Hall of Fame, American Pastime
provides an intimate look into the lives of Japanese Americans detained at internment camps during WW II and the significance of baseball in Japanese American culture.
A look into one's likes, dislikes, hobbies and pastime
activities are a good way to look into the person.
Johan Olsen's boat Old Sea Lock at Cardiff Docks, in the 1900s Johan Olsen's boat Old Sea Lock at Cardiff Docks, in the 1900s Fishing in the Timber float was a pastime
for young and old during the holiday months.
Retail chief Kim Gray said it's a "classic summer pastime
in need of revival".
Flying drones, a relatively new pastime
in the emirate, comes with its own set of rules as these devices use a range of frequencies that could potentially interfere with avionics.
Unfortunately it is also a pastime
of some local politicians.
USPRwire, Wed Nov 19 2014] Until 2013, most Indonesian consumers have seldom treated gardening activities such as planting, watering and fertilising plants as a valued pastime
Flashing the flesh is a popular pastime
too and here's Jennifer Lopez doing just that in a shimmering Charbel Zoe gown.
I don't know much about snooker, but believe it would fall into the category of a recreational pastime
, such as golf, bowling, pool, etc.