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Went to the chapel last night, I understand, and he and dad had a set-to.

Cut in Miss Hawtry at the second set-to of Harriet and aunt.

But that was all like playing skretch-cradle to our set-to last night in the dark.

But there can be no question about the outcome of such a set-to.

The set-to you had about the Indians' right to hunt pleased us both.

And next day we had a set-to with the gloves, and his verdict was 'Only just short of professional.'

By then the others were near enough to take part in the set-to.

He was a sailor once more, and had a deuce of a set-to with some Lascars.

We had our first set-to this morning, in which he winged me, but I got the best of him.

The big man, to the best of our knowledge, had a determined "set-to" once, and only once.

WORD ORIGIN

"bout, fight," 1743, originally pugilistic slang, from verbal phrase; see set (v.) + to.

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