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darrain


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Darraign  \Dar"raign\,  Darrain  \Dar"rain\,,  v.  t.  [OF.  deraisnier 
  to  explain,  defend,  to  maintain  in  legal  action  by  proof  and 
  reasonings,  LL  derationare  de-  +  rationare  to  discourse, 
  contend  in  law,  fr  L.  ratio  reason,  in  LL.,  legal  cause  Cf 
  {Arraign},  and  see  {Reason}.] 
  1.  To  make  ready  to  fight;  to  array.  [Obs.] 
 
  Darrain  your  battle,  for  they  are  at  hand.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  fight  out  to  contest;  to  decide  by  combat.  [Obs.]  ``To 
  darrain  the  battle.''  --Chaucer  .