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affray

Law a fight, noisy quarrel, or disturbance between two or more persons in a public place
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We cannot but remark that both in this affair and that of Pierre's Hole the affray commenced by a hostile act on the part of white men at the moment when the Indian warrior was extending the hand of amity.
An UNFORTUNATE AFFRAY occurred in Clarke county (MO.
What affray was that in which you bruised with a cudgel a little vicomte, Albert de Ramonchamp?
Dantes was almost glad of this affray, and almost pleased at being wounded, for they were rude lessons which taught him with what eye he could view danger, and with what endurance he could bear suffering.
In the meantime, Crooks and M'Lellan had learnt the cause of the affray, and were each eager to take the quarrel into their own hands.
But Ivanhoe was like the war-horse of that sublime passage, glowing with impatience at his inactivity, and with his ardent desire to mingle in the affray of which these sounds were the introduction.