Mitchell especially disdained women artists, talented or not, whom she deemed insufficiently macho, boozing, and brawling.
It seems that the brawling will continue in the weeks ahead—in the court of law as well as the court of public opinion.
Kit took a job cleaning houses and fell for a big, brawling man named Newt McPherson.
Paragraphs devoted to “leafy ambuscades” and “brawling cataracts” do creep in, but he usually recovers his senses rather quickly.
He looks nothing like the brawling, expansive prince of before.
That today of all days, the day of Alain's funeral, might not be marred by brawling.
And there was more than a little thievery and brawling and rioting.
There was no sound anywhere save the brawling water or the lonely cry of the flute-bird.
But this is a sad story about Lenny brawling and fighting on the Sabbath-day.
If it were possible to punish, and I am not prepared to say it is not, it would be for brawling in the house of God.
late 14c., braulen "to cry out, scold, quarrel," probably related to Dutch brallen "to boast," or from French brailler "to shout noisily," frequentative of braire "to bray" (see bray (v.)). Meaning "quarrel, wrangle, squabble" is from early 15c. Related: Brawled; brawling.
mid-15c., from brawl (v.).
A noisy, riotous party
[1920s+; fr brawl, ''a noisy fight,'' of obscure origin; perhaps related to Dutch brallen, ''brag,'' and Low German brallen, ''shout, roar''; perhaps fr French branle, ''an energetic circle dance'']