from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of quarreling specifically, in English law, the offense of quarreling or creating a disturbance in a church or churchyard.
  • Contentious; quarrelsome; noisy.
  • Making the noise of rushing water; as, “brawling springs,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Quarreling; quarrelsome; noisy.
  • adjective Making a loud confused noise. See Brawl, v. i., 3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of brawl.


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