The first few rounds of the matchup were competitive, with Alvardo boxing the brawler from Siberia.
Was there not plenty of the unquenchable fire in the mouth of the drunkard, and in the eyes of the brawler?
He charges me as a brawler, a disturber of the peace and order of the city.
Rover uttered a threatening howl, and pawed at the door as though desirous of inserting his teeth into the body of the brawler.
He may be a brawler, or a proud man, or a sleek, or an artful.
Am I, who was once a gentleman, a rascal as well as a brawler?
Such as the bishop should be, such must you be—no brawler—no striker.
And though in no manner a brawler, a life of enterprise suited me mightily.
The brawler was expelled from the cathedral,—but he had his revenge.
The brawler, whom we know as Cervantes, was expelled from the Cathedral with his companions, and order was restored.
late 14c., braulen "to cry out, scold, quarrel," probably related to Dutch brallen "to boast," or from French brailler "to shout noisily," frequentative of braire "to bray" (see bray (v.)). Meaning "quarrel, wrangle, squabble" is from early 15c. Related: Brawled; brawling.
mid-15c., from brawl (v.).
A noisy, riotous party
[1920s+; fr brawl, ''a noisy fight,'' of obscure origin; perhaps related to Dutch brallen, ''brag,'' and Low German brallen, ''shout, roar''; perhaps fr French branle, ''an energetic circle dance'']