verb (used without object), bat·teled, bat·tel·ing.
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Origin of battel
OTHER WORDS FROM battelbat·tel·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for battel
Battel further observes, that when one of these animals dies the rest cover his body with leaves and branches of trees.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
If there be less wisdom, in this new mode of practice, than in the old wager of Battel, I perceive it not.Dealings With The Dead|A Sexton of the Old School
Battel was also wrong in the mode he described of the mother carrying its young, and the apes using sticks or clubs.Gorillas & Chimpanzees|R. L. Garner
This truth is extremely obvious in the old black-letter lawbooks on the subject of "trial by battel."Democracy In America, Volume 2 (of 2)|Alexis de Toqueville
No names are believed to be in this “Battel Roll,” which are not fully entitled to the distinction.William Blake|Algernon Charles Swinburne