Common brawler

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Common brawler (Law) one addicted to public brawling and quarreling. See Brawler.
    • Common brawler (Law) one who disturbs a neighborhood by brawling (and is therefore indictable at common law as a nuisance).
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Usage

In literature:

I am honest, and so forth, you would say, but a hot brained brawler, and common sworder or stabber.
"The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott
Or is the more inclined to trust his life with us when he sees us brawlers, toss-pots, common swillers?
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
Common brawler, disturber of the peace!
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
Happily, however, she was only a common brawler or disturber of the peace, and therefore there was no cab.
"Adventures and Enthusiasms" by E. V. Lucas
Simply because by so doing he'd have made himself nothing more nor less than a common brawler.
"Mortmain" by Arthur Cheny Train
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