Battel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Battel (Old Eng. Law) A single combat; as, trial by battel . See Wager of battel, under Wager.
    • a Battel Fertile; fruitful; productive. "A battel soil for grain, for pasture good."
    • n Battel Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; -- only in the pl., except when used adjectively.
    • v. i Battel To be supplied with provisions from the buttery.
    • v. t Battel To make fertile. "To battel barren land."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • battel See battle.
    • battel See battle.
    • battel See battle.
    • n battel plural At the university of Oxford in England: College accounts for board and provisions supplied from the kitchen and buttery.
    • n battel The whole of the college accounts for board and lodgings, rates, tuition, and contributions to various funds.
    • n battel At Eton college, a small allowance of food which, in addition to the college allowance, the collegers receive from their dames.
    • battel To stand indebted in the college-books at Oxford for provisions and drink from the buttery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Battel (Spens.) to fatten
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Batful Batten (v. i.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Late L. batilli, perh. conn. with Battle, to feed.

Usage

In literature:

Half an hour later, a servant in the castle of Battel handed the missive to the daughter of Leicester as she sat alone in her apartment.
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
About six or seuen yeeres after this battell, king Ardulfe was expelled out of the state.
"Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (6 of 8)" by Raphael Holinshed
This battell was fought as should appeere by diuerse writers, at Okefort or Oteford.
"Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (7 of 8)" by Raphael Holinshed
By Charles Battell Loomis.
"Emily Fox-Seton" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
By Charles Battell Loomis.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
This battell begane in Chyviat an owar befor the none.
"Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance" by Various
But beeing come to the place, he found the company in battell.
"Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois" by George Chapman
Lett us begyn at our selves, who longast hes continewed in this battell.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
Embarked on board the James Battel and arrived at Alexandria, La., via.
"History of the 159th Regiment, N.Y.S.V." by Edward Duffy
We had in custody one of Deegan's pals, John Battell.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
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In poetry:

This battell begane in Chyviat
An owar befor the none,
And when even-songe bell was rang,
The battell was nat half done.
"Chevy-Chase" by Anonymous British
This fight did last from breake of day
Till setting of the sun;
For when they rung the evening bell,
The battel scarce was done.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
This was the hontyne off the Cheaviat,
That tear begane this spurn;
Old men that knowen the grownde well yenoughe
Call it the battell of Otterburn.
"Chevy-Chase" by Anonymous British
"But, Perse, Thowe art a lorde of lande,
I am a yerle callyd within my contre;
Let all our men uppone a parti stande,
And do the battell off the and of me."
"Chevy-Chase" by Anonymous British
"My soldiers," she saith, "soe valiant and bold,
Nowe followe your captaine, whom you doe beholde;
Still formost in battel myselfe will I bee:"
Was not this a brave bonny lasse, Mary Ambree?
"Mary Ambree" by Anonymous British
"My soldiers," she saith, "soe valliant and bold,
Nowe followe your captaine, whom you doe beholde;
Still formost in battell myselfe will I bee:"
Was not this a brave bonny lasse, Mary Ambree?
"Mary Ambree" by Andrew Lang

In news:

It's a ' Battel ' royale at Warsaw on Friday.
I have been batteling 3rd stage ovarian cancer for the last 6 years.
The Granger Performing Arts Center is putting on Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Battell Center.
The Granger Performing Arts Center is putting on Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Battell Center .
The Granger Performing Arts Center is putting on Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Battell Center.
The Granger Performing Arts Center is putting on Disney 's The Little Mermaid at the Battell Center.
Last Friday, I stepped up to the microphone at Battell Chapel to voice my concerns with the presidential search process.
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In science:

In Category Theory, Homology Theory and their Applications, II (Battel le Institute Conference, Seattle, Wash., 1968, Vol.
A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points
In Dynamical systems, theory and applications (Rencontres, Battel le Res.
A simple proof of the invariant torus theorem
Wheeler, in Battel le rencontres, 1967 lectures in mathematics and physics, edited by C.
Quantum Gravity in 2+1 Dimensions: The Case of a Closed Universe
Penrose, in Battel le Rencontres, 1968 lectures in mathematics and physics, edited by C.M.
Strong cosmic censorship: the role of nearly extreme nonrotating black holes
In Dynamical systems, theory and applications (Recontres, Battel le Res.
Quantitative uniform in time chaos propagation for Boltzmann collision processes
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