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- adv. In a state of conflict; fighting, scuffling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. in close contest; as, to set by the ears; to fall together by the ears; to be by the ears.
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Gharib caught him by the ears and pulled him with his might, till it seemed to the youth as if the heavens were. falling on the earth78 and he cried out, with his heart in his mouth, saying, “I yield myself to thy mercy, O Knight of the Age!”