quarrel


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quarrel \Quar"rel\, n. [OE. quarel, OF. quarrel, F. carreau, LL.
   quadrellus, from L. quadrus square. See Quadrate, and cf.
   Quadrel, Quarry an arrow, Carrel.]
   1. An arrow for a crossbow; -- so named because it commonly
      had a square head. [Obs.]
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            To shoot with arrows and quarrel.     --Sir J.
                                                  Mandeville.
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            Two arblasts, . . . with windlaces and quarrels.
                                                  --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   2. (Arch.) Any small square or quadrangular member; as:
      (a) A square of glass, esp. when set diagonally.
      (b) A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps,
          etc., make the form nearly square.
      (c) A square or lozenge-shaped paving tile.
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   3. A glazier's diamond. --Simmonds.
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   4. A four-sided cutting tool or chisel having a
      diamond-shaped end.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quarrel \Quar"rel\, n. [OE. querele, OF. querele, F. querelle,
   fr. L. querela, querella, a complaint, fr. queri to complain.
   See Querulous.]
   1. A breach of concord, amity, or obligation; a falling out;
      a difference; a disagreement; an antagonism in opinion,
      feeling, or conduct; esp., an angry dispute, contest, or
      strife; a brawl; an altercation; as, he had a quarrel with
      his father about expenses.
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            I will bring a sword upon you that shall avenge the
            quarrel of my covenant.               --Lev. xxvi.
                                                  25.
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            On open seas their quarrels they debate. --Dryden.
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   2. Ground of objection, dislike, difference, or hostility;
      cause of dispute or contest; occasion of altercation.
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            Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have
            killed him.                           --Mark vi. 19.
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            No man hath any quarrel to me.        --Shak.
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            He thought he had a good quarrel to attack him.
                                                  --Holinshed.
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   3. Earnest desire or longing. [Obs.] --Holland.
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   To pick a quarrel. See under Pick, v. t.
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   Syn: Brawl; broil; squabble; affray; feud; tumult; contest;
        dispute; altercation; contention; wrangle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quarrel \Quar"rel\, v. t.
   1. To quarrel with. [R.] "I had quarelled my brother
      purposely." --B. Jonson.
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   2. To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his
      estate or rights.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quarrel \Quar"rel\, n. [Written also quarreller.]
   One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quarrel \Quar"rel\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quarreledor
   Quarrelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Quarreling or Quarrelling.]
   1. To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to
      fall out; to be or become antagonistic.
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            Our people quarrel with obedience.    --Shak.
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            But some defect in her
            Did quarrel with the noblest grace she owed. --Shak.
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   2. To dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to
      altercate; to contend; to fight.
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            Beasts called sociable quarrel in hunger and lust.
                                                  --Sir W.
                                                  Temple.
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   3. To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot.
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            I will not quarrel with a slight mistake.
                                                  --Roscommon.
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