GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. marked by extreme violence; -- of fights; also used metaphorically of fierce contests.
- adj. extremely violent
“Roderick ( "Rod the Rock") Kinnison ran for President of North America against the incumbent Witherspoon; and, after a knock-down-and-drag-out political battle with Senator Morgan, the voice of the Morgan -”
“One of the leading moralists of the town, proprietor of a knock-down-and-drag-out, was loudest in his protestations that such a happening in the public square of Ascalon, in the broad light of day, the assembled inhabitants looking on, would give the place a name from which it never would recover.”
“I know Peter well enough to know that when it comes to standing up to a real knock-down-and-drag-out fight, he won't do it.”
“In him will be blended the courtliness and chivalry of Spain, the imagery and romance and belligerency of the Irish, the thrift and caution of the Scotch, and the go-get-him-boy, knock-down-and-drag-out spirit of our own Uncle”
“And in a genuine old-fashioned knock-down-and-drag-out rough-and-tumble your woodsman is about the toughest customer to handle you will be likely to meet.”
“If you're going into this political knock-down-and-drag-out, you ought to have the dope.”
“It had grown because of their favor and by means of the rankest exhibitions of knock-down-and-drag-out methods of consolidation of all competitors but -- Westinghouse.”
“And he might -- he might have done it -- for he was the most wishy-washy chap that ever cocked his eye at a woman; he might, I say, if me an 'him hadn't had a regular knock-down-and-drag-out row.”
“I've got my things all done up at home and the folks in bed, and I'm going to stay with him all night if I have to have a knock-down-and-drag-out row to do it.”
“It was a knock-down-and-drag-out fight, in which hair pulling, gouging, and biting were allowed.”
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