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wrastle

or rassle, rastle

[ras-uh l] /ˈræs əl/ Dialect
verb (used with or without object), wrastled, wrastling, noun
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Origin of wrastle
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English wrastlen, variant of wrestlen to wrestle
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  • I've been wrastling with this turrible lumbago, and I'm 'fraid it's affecting my hearing.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Aye, and wrastling, too," affirmed Glaze with a peculiar smile.

    Ande Trembath

    Matthew Stanley Kemp
  • Yes, and he can beat any man in the country running, jumping, or wrastling.

    Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance Frances Cavanah
  • In this quaint old quarto volume, the author discourses on the ancient art of "wrastling" as becometh one reared on Cumbrian soil.

    Wrestling and Wrestlers: Jacob Robinson
  • In a moment there was a quiver of the bank, and it went from beneath my feet, leaving me wrastling with the waters once more.

    Seven Frozen Sailors George Manville Fenn
  • I've been eight years sweating and starving and freezing and wrastling round.

    Lone Pine

    R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
  • In Lodge's novel, 'a day of wrastling and tournament' is appointed by Torimond, king of France.

  • I want to congratulate my opponent on his stout defence, and say 'e's the hardest man I ever met in a wrastling match.

    Ande Trembath

    Matthew Stanley Kemp

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