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  • noun Alternative spelling of battle royal.

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Examples

  • If you read the biographies you'll discover that at Darwin's death a number of his friends and associates were getting ready for a battle-royal over where he should be buried.

    Archbishop's Holy Week Lecture: Faith & Science

  • Looks like Sharp and Sony are in battle-royal for the title of thinnest TV, with each company promising new and very thin models in time for the holidays.

    Canada’s thinnest TV? | Sync Blog

  • But this leads us to the doctrine of the universal flux, about which a battle-royal is always going on in the cities of Ionia.

    Theaetetus

  • So there arose, one fatal day, a battle-royal between dearest Blanche and dearest

    The History of Pendennis

  • Who knows had there been a battle-royal, and was Miss

    The Newcomes

  • British Lion, or any other lion, cannot always have a worthy enemy to combat, or a battle-royal to deliver.

    The Virginians

  • What passed during that interview in which the battle-royal between her and her niece occurred, she never revealed.

    The Virginians

  • Well, sir, the battle-royal was fought, — Miss Belinda opening the fire, by saying she understood Mrs. Hoggarty had been calumniating her to her friends.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • Combat ready: For a defense firm that once assembled battle-royal relics like the Mosquito and Spitfire fighters, BAE Systems has come a long way.

    Airbus Helps Profit Soar For Olver's BAE Systems

  • Clarke, thus impeded, commenced hostilities against the footman, while Crowe grappled with Crabshaw; a battle-royal ensued, and was maintained with great vigour, and some bloodshed on all sides, until the authority of Sir Launcelot, reinforced by some weighty remonstrances applied to the squire, put an end to the conflict.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

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