from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A duel; a single combat.
  • n. The art or practice of dueling, or the code of laws which regulate it.


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  • When Sharrkan heard this he said, O monk, I agree to that, for it is just nor may it be gainsaid; and behold, I will meet him in duello and do with him derring do, for I am Champion of the Faithful even as he is Champion of the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Why, listen, then,” said the officer as they proceeded on their walk, “listen to the reason of the thing, and consider whether such a custom can obtain, as that which they term the duello, in any country of civilization and common sense, to say nothing of one which is blessed with the domination of the most rare Alexius Comnenus.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Whatever might have been the feelings and intentions of the men around him, the precedence of McKinstry's right to the duello was a principle too deeply rooted in their traditions to deny; if any resistance to it had been contemplated by some of them, the fact that the master was now armed, and that Mr. McKinstry would quickly do battle at his side with a revolver in defence of his rights, checked any expression.


  • My interest in further details led over to Wikipedia, where by turns I moved from the code duello to deloping to that most famous of duels featured in a “got milk?” commercial, the Burr-Hamilton throwdown.

    Senatorial abuse and apostrophe misuse « Motivated Grammar

  • Mors et vita duello conflixere mirando: dux vitae mortuus, regnat vivus.

    Christ is Risen! Alleluia, Alleluia!

  • Everyone was excited and happy because there hadn't been a drama like this at La Scala since 1950 when Maria Callas went on for Renata Tebaldi in Aida, initiating, as Corriere della Sera wrote, their duello.

    Erica Jong: Aida and Iraq

  • It is still customary in Arabia during the furious tribal fights, the duello on a magnificent scale which often ends in half the combatants on either side being placed hors-de-combat.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And Allah cast a panic into the hearts of the survivors, so that they held back and dared not meet him in the duello, but fell upon him in a body; and he laid on load with heart firmer than a rock, and smote them and trod them down like straw under the threshing sled,201 till he had driven sense and soul out of them.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then the twain drew asunder and returned each to his own camp, where both related to their comrades what had befallen them in the duello; and at last the Frank said to his men, “Tomorrow shall decide the matter!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then came forth an Herald of the Franks and cried out, saying, “Let there be no general engagement betwixt us this day, save by the duello, a champion of yours against a champion of ours.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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