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  • Dix had been brought to his senses by arbitration, and Wakem’s advice had not carried him far.
  • Apparently he was not disappointed, for he presently said, "I know what I’ll do: I’ll talk it over wi’ Riley; he’s coming to-morrow, t’ arbitrate about the dam."
  • Mr. Tulliver, not without a particular reason, had abstained from a seventh recital of the cool retort by which Riley had shown himself too many for Dix, and how Wakem had had his comb cut for once in his life, now the business of the dam had been settled by arbitration, and how there never would have been any dispute at all about the height of water if everybody was what they should be, and Old Harry hadn’t made the lawyers.

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  • They submitted their disagreement to binding arbitration.
  • Arbitration is used to settle many differences out of court.

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