• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Wrastle To wrestle. "Who wrastleth best naked, with oil enoint."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wrastle An obsolete or dialectal form of wrestle.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. wrastlen,. See Wrestle


In literature:

Hard work getting down here and wrastling.
"Cutlass and Cudgel" by George Manville Fenn
It was all wrastling, and no knives or pistols.
"The Black Bar" by George Manville Fenn
Here, old lad," he cried to the other speaker, "it's our wrastling friend.
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
And if ever you find a taste for statuary growing on you, William, keep it down, wrastle with it, and don't encourage it.
"The Tinted Venus" by F. Anstey
And ef you can't wrastle your temper and down it as you did Jud, you're not a fust-class fighter.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
I won't have to wrastle with the door after all, will I?
"A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays" by Amy E. Blanchard
We're goin' ter have races and a wrastling match after dinner.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
But I've broken my bullet screw in that wrastle.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
I'm two months older'n you, and I can throw you in a wrastle every time.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
After I'd wrastled with the subject up hill an' down dale, till I couldn't see nothin' else in the face of natur', I done it.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
He begun to wrastle with the feller that had the rope.
"Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher" by Eleanor Gates
Night after night I wrastled in prayer fur un, but 'ee wad'n altered.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
We wrastled all over the place, playing plain stick-to-him-Pete.
"Plain Mary Smith" by Henry Wallace Phillips
I wrastled with every page, paragraph, and sentence in that book.
"From Pillar to Post" by John Kendrick Bangs
I wasn't wrastling for them.
"Erskine Dale--Pioneer" by John Fox
A pain is said to `wrastle,' or shoot and burn.
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies
We can wrastle this out without no gun-play.
"Hopalong Cassidy" by Clarence E. Mulford
The boys called them 'hog wrastles.
"Frank Merriwell's Backers" by Burt L. Standish
Wrastling, passing, hurling, all to be allowed in the old style, or be there any changes?
"Ande Trembath" by Matthew Stanley Kemp
And there wrastled a man with him vnto the breakynge of the daye.
"The First Boke of Moses called Genesis" by William Tyndale

In poetry:

Wha wi' Will could rin, or wrastle?
Throw the sledge, or toss the bar?
Hap what would, he stood a castle,
Or for safety, or for war:
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
And then when after much delay,
Much wrastling, many a combate, this deare end,
So much desir'd, is giv'n, to take away
My power to serve thee: to unbend.
All my abilities, my designes confound,
And lay my threatenings bleeding on the ground.
"The Crosse" by George Herbert