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feud
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Definition
a bitter, long-standing quarrel between two parties; or describing such a quarrel
  • I was powerful glad to get away from the feuds,
    Chapter 18 (99% in)
feuds = bitter, long-standing quarrels (fights/arguments)
  • "Why, nothing—only it's on account of the feud."
    Chapter 18 (26% in)
  • "What's a feud?"
    Chapter 18 (26% in)
  • Don't you know what a feud is?"
    Chapter 18 (26% in)
  • "Well," says Buck, "a feud is this way: A man has a quarrel with another man, and kills him; then that other man's brother kills HIM; then the other brothers, on both sides, goes for one another; then the COUSINS chip in—and by and by everybody's killed off, and there ain't no more feud.
    Chapter 18 (26% in)
  • "Well," says Buck, "a feud is this way: A man has a quarrel with another man, and kills him; then that other man's brother kills HIM; then the other brothers, on both sides, goes for one another; then the COUSINS chip in—and by and by everybody's killed off, and there ain't no more feud.
    Chapter 18 (28% in)
  • I'd see him standing my watch on top of his'n, 'stead of calling me, so I could go on sleeping; and see him how glad he was when I come back out of the fog; and when I come to him again in the swamp, up there where the feud was; and such-like times; and would always call me honey, and pet me and do everything he could think of for me, and how good he always was; and at last I struck the time I saved him by telling the men we had small-pox aboard, and he was so grateful, and said I was...
    Chapter 31 (55% in)

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