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It had been many years since anybody on the Wabash had dared Deacon Klegg to a match in fisticuffs.
He engaged it wildly at fisticuffs; pounded it upon the countenance and drove it away.
RAMSEY MILHOLLANDBOOTH TARKINGTON
Gus leaped up, forgetting the fright after his last fisticuffs.
RADIO BOYS LOYALTYWAYNE WHIPPLE
Some gaming and some drinking, while on the forecastle two men were settling a dispute at fisticuffs.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
But the other dropped at the interruption, turned upon Turnbull and began a battering bout of fisticuffs.
THE BALL AND THE CROSSG.K. CHESTERTON
David had to smile at the idea of the Mayor and Mr. Chambers engaged in fisticuffs.
TO HIM THAT HATHLEROY SCOTT
It is as though they were on the point of breaking into fisticuffs.
THE MAN IN COURTFREDERIC DEWITT WELLS
Understand me, Blepyrus—this time it is not a question of fisticuffs or even thrashed ribs.
There were many fisticuffs given in Germany in these grave quarrels, but there was not much bloodshed.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 10 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
But Mr. Bickford, though trembling with rage, could not bring himself to correlate fisticuffs and dignity.

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