from The Century Dictionary.
- Warlike; bellicose; ready for battle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Arrayed for battle; fit or eager for battle; warlike.
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- adjective obsolete
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The "battailous" spirit of the West is not to be expected in a Byzantine sophist.
In the second act he is breathing the foul and heated atmosphere of party passion and religious hate, generating the lurid fires which glare in the battailous canticles of his prose pamphlets.
His mind had not that reach and elemental movement of Milton's, which, like the tradewind, gathered to itself thoughts and images like stately fleets from every quarter; some deep with silks and spicery, some brooding over the silent thunders of their battailous armaments, but all swept forward in their destined track, over the long billows of his verse, every inch of canvas strained by the unifying breath of their common epic impulse.
‘pocket-money,’ and combinations like ‘battailous grip’; while throughout the entire translation are scattered modern colloquialisms like ‘boss’ (master), ‘tussle,’ ‘war-tug.’