This was another common procedure on the part of the ladies of the Hole, when heated by verbal or fistic altercation.
It looked as if there would be a fistic encounter that peaceful Sunday.
One day a dispute arose between a white boy and a black boy, and ended in a fistic encounter.
“I have never graduated in the fistic arts myself,” he confessed.
The two members mentioned exhausted the new boy's patience and he invited both to fistic combat.
There was to be no finesse of boxing; these men had no knowledge of fistic trickery.
One Ajax finally removed his coat and invited the Radical to a fistic encounter in the garden—if he felt aggrieved.
Other fistic encounters had been of his own seeking and for excellent reasons he had generally come out ahead.
He had merely sought to distract Toady's thoughts from their fistic encounter by mentioning the place.
Nan was greatly disturbed to hear so many references to fistic encounters and fighting of all sorts.