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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duel  \Du"el\,  n.  [It.  duello,  fr  L.  duellum  orig.,  a  contest 
  between  two  which  passed  into  the  common  form  bellum  war, 
  fr  duo  two:  cf  F.  duel.  See  {Bellicose},  {Two},  and  cf 
  {Duello}.] 
  A  combat  between  two  persons,  fought  with  deadly  weapons,  by 
  agreement.  It  usually  arises  from  an  injury  done  or  an 
  affront  given  by  one  to  the  other 
 
  {Trial  by  duel}  (Old  Law),  a  combat  between  two  persons  for 
  proving  a  cause  trial  by  battel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duel  \Du"el\,  v.  i.  &  t. 
  To  fight  in  single  combat.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  duel 
  n  1:  a  prearranged  fight  with  deadly  weapons  by  two  people 
  (accompanied  by  seconds)  in  order  to  settle  a  quarrel 
  over  a  point  of  honor  [syn:  {affaire  d'honneur}] 
  2:  any  struggle  between  two  skillful  opponents  (individuals  or 
  groups) 
  v  :  fight  a  duel,  as  over  one's  honor  or  a  woman;  "In  the  19th 
  century,  men  often  dueled  over  small  matters" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  DUEL 
 
  A  front  end  to  {gdb}  by  Michael  Golan  . 
  DUEL  implements  a  language  designed  for  debugging  {C} 
  programs.  It  mainly  features  efficient  ways  to  select  and 
  display  data  items.  It  is  normally  linked  into  the  gdb 
  executable,  but  could  stand  alone.  It  interprets  a  subset  of 
  {C}  in  addition  to  its  own  language. 
 
  Version  1.10. 
 
  {(ftp://ftp.cs.princeton.edu/duel/)} 
 
  (1993-03-20) 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DUEL,  n.  A  formal  ceremony  preliminary  to  the  reconciliation  of  two 
  enemies.  Great  skill  is  necessary  to  its  satisfactory  observance;  if 
  awkwardly  performed  the  most  unexpected  and  deplorable  consequences 
  sometimes  ensue.  A  long  time  ago  a  man  lost  his  life  in  a  duel. 
 
  That  dueling's  a  gentlemanly  vice 
  I  hold  and  wish  that  it  had  been  my  lot 
  To  live  my  life  out  in  some  favored  spot  -- 
  Some  country  where  it  is  considered  nice 
  To  split  a  rival  like  a  fish,  or  slice 
  A  husband  like  a  spud,  or  with  a  shot 
  Bring  down  a  debtor  doubled  in  a  knot 
  And  ready  to  be  put  upon  the  ice. 
  Some  miscreants  there  are  whom  I  do  long 
  To  shoot,  to  stab,  or  some  such  way  reclaim 
  The  scurvy  rogues  to  better  lives  and  manners, 
  I  seem  to  see  them  now  --  a  mighty  throng. 
  It  looks  as  if  to  challenge  _me_  they  came 
  Jauntily  marching  with  brass  bands  and  banners! 
  Xamba  Q.  Dar 
 
 




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