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They then trooped into an hotel in which a room had been engaged, and scrimmaged for places round a big table.

WORD ORIGIN

sometimes also scrummage, late 15c., alteration of skirmish (n.). Meaning in rugby and U.S. football dates from 1857, originally "a confused struggle between players."

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