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Word: scuffle

Definition: struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?

Sentences Containing 'scuffle'

No, gentlemen; he'll always show'em a clean pair of heels very early in the scuffle, and sneak away.''
At his fall the guardsmen took to their heels in one direction and the loungers in the other, while a number of better-dressed people, who had watched the scuffle without taking part in it, crowded in to help the lady and to attend to the injured man.
He has little time, for he has heard the scuffle downstairs when the wife tried to force her way up, and perhaps he has already heard from his Lascar confederate that the police are hurrying up the street.
In the scuffle, your son struck Sir George and cut him over the eye.
It arose out of a scuffle between two churchwardens, one of whom was alleged to have pushed the other against a pump; the handle of which pump projecting into a school-house, which school-house was under a gable of the church-roof, made the push an ecclesiastical offence.

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