Usage examples for scuffle

  1. Charles began to pick up the feathers one by one; but the old gentleman, who was in an adjoining room, hearing a scuffle, and guessing the cause of it, entered the room, to the consternation of Charles Brown, who was very soon dismissed as a boy who had not principle enough to resist even a slight temptation. – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  2. There was a sound of a scuffle and a smothered laugh, then another voice broke in: " Hello, old Scout!" – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  3. Their leader was shot through the heart, and two of the foremost in the scuffle dangerously wounded. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  4. Her ball had rolled behind it, and both she and the dog were having a romp to get it, when in the scuffle the statue came to the ground and lay there in a thousand pieces. – Probable Sons by Amy LeFeuvre
  5. Now followed a desperate scuffle, the first I had had in The Desert. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  6. A scuffle and a cry of surprise followed. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  7. It is clear, by the applauses bestowed on what the author calls this new Constitution, a mixed oligarchy, that the difference between the clubbists and the old adherents to the monarchy of this country is hardly worth a scuffle. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  8. Presently there was the sound of a scuffle, during which was heard the report of a pistol. –  by
  9. To be entirely honest, I must confess that I remember very little about the skirmish or scuffle or battle or whatever you may please to call it. – The God of Love by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  10. Here and there a wounded man or woman was staggering or crawling away; and close beside me a woman was sitting, like a statue of despair, with her back against the wall, and something lying prone across her knees- the little mangled body of the boy who had been killed in the first scuffle, that Marie Levinska had provoked. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  11. I'm not casting reflections, but you have all been passed by in the general scuffle, down yonder, and some one has got to sit up and take notice. – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  12. The attention of the officer of the watch had been previously attracted towards us by the noise we had made, and the violent scuffle which he had been observing through his glass. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  13. The other letter, written from a different standpoint, was signed by Mr. M. J. Judge, a most active Irish Volunteer who had been wounded in the scuffle on the way back from Howth. – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  14. When we landed at the station we had the time of our life, such a scuffle and rush to get into the train. – My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915 by Monica M. Stanley
  15. Here the Nurse and Hermione nearly had a scuffle over the worsted. – The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales by Mrs. Alfred Gatty
  16. Just after Standish strolled in, there came the sound of a scuffle out of the darkness. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  17. There was a swift scuffle, very soft of movement. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  18. Now, in fact, they did have a scuffle on two occasions, but it was not on account of names called. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  19. Tom flew at him, and they had a scuffle. – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  20. There was nothing to be seen at first, for the road was hard and dry and there was no trace of the scuffle; but as the squire looked about he spied his hat, lying in the ditch, and picked it up. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford