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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRAWL

What means this brawl in the open streets at this late hour?

He repaired to Berlin, and was killed there in a brawl at a gambling den.

Does it become you to brawl with my garrison the moment you are admitted?

Only remembering that if he plunder or brawl, I may have to leave him hanging on the next bush.'

A drinking den where violent men gather to brawl and gamble.

A few daring jests, a brawl, and a fatal stab, make up the life of Marlowe.

Between Chester and the capital there was not an inn where he had not been in a brawl.

I know not; he was lately wounded in a brawl, and methinks the blow has crazed him.

They know only how to brawl and scrawl 'hot-head' and 'impolitic maniac.'

The whole scene was what, if it had occurred any where else than in a palace, would have been called a brawl.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., braulen "to cry out, scold, quarrel," probably related to Dutch brallen "to boast," or from French brailler "to shout noisily," frequentative of braire "to bray" (see bray (v.)). Meaning "quarrel, wrangle, squabble" is from early 15c. Related: Brawled; brawling.

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