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  • 181Brangling — Brangle Bran gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brangling}.] To wrangle; to dispute contentiously; to squabble. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 182Brawl — Brawl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brawled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brawling}.] [OE. braulen to quarrel, boast, brallen to cry, make a noise; cf. LG. brallen to brag, MHG. pr?ulen, G. prahlen, F. brailler to cry, shout, Pr. brailar, braillar, W. bragal to… …

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  • 183Brawl — Brawl, n. A noisy quarrel; loud, angry contention; a wrangle; a tumult; as, a drunken brawl. [1913 Webster] His sports were hindered by the brawls. Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: Noise; quarrel; uproar; row; tumult. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 184Brawled — Brawl Brawl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brawled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brawling}.] [OE. braulen to quarrel, boast, brallen to cry, make a noise; cf. LG. brallen to brag, MHG. pr?ulen, G. prahlen, F. brailler to cry, shout, Pr. brailar, braillar, W. bragal… …

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  • 185Brawling — Brawl Brawl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brawled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brawling}.] [OE. braulen to quarrel, boast, brallen to cry, make a noise; cf. LG. brallen to brag, MHG. pr?ulen, G. prahlen, F. brailler to cry, shout, Pr. brailar, braillar, W. bragal… …

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  • 186Chop — Chop, v. i. 1. To purchase by way of truck. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops about. [1913 Webster] 3. To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words. [1913 Webster] Let not the counsel at the bar chop with the… …

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  • 187Clamor — Clam or, v. i. To utter loud sounds or outcries; to vociferate; to talk in a loud voice; to complain; to make importunate demands. Syn: clamor, roar, vociferate, holler, hollo. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] The obscure bird Clamored the livelong… …

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  • 188Controversies — Controversy Con tro*ver sy, n.; pl. {Controversies}. [L. controversia, fr. controversus turned against, disputed; contro = contra + versus, p. p. of vertere to turn. See {Verse}.] 1. Contention; dispute; debate; discussion; agitation of contrary… …

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  • 189Controversy — Con tro*ver sy, n.; pl. {Controversies}. [L. controversia, fr. controversus turned against, disputed; contro = contra + versus, p. p. of vertere to turn. See {Verse}.] 1. Contention; dispute; debate; discussion; agitation of contrary opinions.… …

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  • 190Dangle — Dan gle (d[a^][ng] g l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dangling}.] [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw. dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E. ding.] To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion. [1913… …

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  • 191Dangled — Dangle Dan gle (d[a^][ng] g l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dangling}.] [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw. dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E. ding.] To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion …

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  • 192Dangling — Dangle Dan gle (d[a^][ng] g l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dangling}.] [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw. dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E. ding.] To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion …

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  • 193Differ — Dif fer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Differed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Differing}.] [L. differre; dif = dis + ferre to bear, carry: cf. F. diff[ e]rer. See 1st {Bear}, and cf. {Defer}, {Delay}.] 1. To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be… …

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  • 194Differed — Differ Dif fer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Differed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Differing}.] [L. differre; dif = dis + ferre to bear, carry: cf. F. diff[ e]rer. See 1st {Bear}, and cf. {Defer}, {Delay}.] 1. To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be …

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  • 195Difference — Dif fer*ence, n. [F. diff[ e]rence, L. differentia.] 1. The act of differing; the state or measure of being different or unlike; distinction; dissimilarity; unlikeness; variation; as, a difference of quality in paper; a difference in degrees of… …

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  • 196Differing — Differ Dif fer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Differed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Differing}.] [L. differre; dif = dis + ferre to bear, carry: cf. F. diff[ e]rer. See 1st {Bear}, and cf. {Defer}, {Delay}.] 1. To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be …

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  • 197Disagreement — Dis a*gree ment (d[i^]s [.a]*gr[=e] ment), n. [Cf. F. d[ e]sagr[ e]ment disagreeable circumstance, disagreeableness.] 1. The state of disagreeing; a being at variance; dissimilitude; diversity. [1913 Webster] 2. Unsuitableness; unadaptedness.… …

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  • 198Dispute — Dis*pute , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Disputed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disputing}.] [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis + putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order, reckon, think.… …

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  • 199Disputed — Dispute Dis*pute , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Disputed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disputing}.] [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis + putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order, reckon,… …

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  • 200Disputing — Dispute Dis*pute , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Disputed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disputing}.] [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis + putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order, reckon,… …

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