fracas

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fracas noisy quarrel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fracas An uproar; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fracas A disorderly noise or uproar; a brawl or noisy quarrel; a disturbance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fracas fra-kä′ uproar: a noisy quarrel.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., crash, din, tumult, It. fracasso, fr. fracassare, to break in pieces, perh. fr. fra, within, among (L. infra,) + cassare, to annul, cashier. Cf. Cashier (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It. fracassofracassare, to make an uproar.

Usage

In literature:

Add to this a fracas with the engine and you'll readily understand why I had only scant time for letter writing.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
Two policeman now ran up and demanded the cause of the fracas.
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
And, above the infernal fracas rose the heavy cheering of the doomed riders.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
When our mine is open you can afford to laugh at this little fracas.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
I'm not anxious for a fracas with a big healthy lion.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
I hyeerd de fracas, an' hyeerd what he uz sayin', an' knowed jest 'bout how-cum 'twuz.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
When Thady reached the end of the avenue, where the fracas had taken place between himself and Keegan, he met Pat Brady.
"The Macdermots of Ballycloran" by Anthony Trollope
I vill tella your honare of the fracas.
"The Politician Out-Witted" by Samuel Low
For my money, I'd be tickled pink if the Combine sent reinforcements and it really developed into a fracas.
"Decision" by Frank M. Robinson
While it lasted, it was some fracas, as we say at the studio.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
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In poetry:

But the couple eloped to Caracas,
Where the Germans kicked up such a fracas;
And he said to his wife,
"You can bet your sweet life
That papa dear never will track us."
"The Tale Of Three Cities" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

Police official in Shore fracas .
Lincoln Bus Fracas Caught On Camera.
No winners in fracas over affordable housing.
One roommate in hospital with knife wound, other arrested after Cary fracas .
LB Curtis Lofton, QB Chase Daniel instigate mini- fracas at Saints minicamp.
The Matt Forte knee fracas .
Haslem, Pittman suspended for fracas with Pacers.
Miami forward Udonis Haslem has been suspended for Game 6 after his fracas with Tyler Hansbrough Tuesday night in Miami.
Bench-clearing fracas mars Admirals' loss to Rockford.
Five heretical thoughts on the fracas .
LeBron's mother gets plea deal in valet fracas .
Lebron's mother gets plea deal in valet fracas .
Cops in riot gear break up shoe fracas at a Florida mall.
Ruling May Add to Political Fracas .
Austria's right wing hosts a ball on Holocaust Day, triggering fracas .
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In science:

Moreover, K0 (F ) must preserve the usual rank function rk : K0 (A) → Z, defined on a pro jective P as the length of the FracA-module (FracA)⊗A P .
On Morita equivalence for simple Generalized Weyl algebras
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