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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Definitions for ruction

  1. A disturbance, quarrel, or row.

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Citations for ruction
"If ever a ruction starts we haven't a chance. And we've all got our women and children to recollect. We've got to be peaceable at any price, and put up with whatever dirt is heaped on us." Jack London, The Star Rover
He was forever raising a ruction. He lived a life of hard, narrow activity laid among boards, wheelbarrows, cement, stone, a life which concerned construction and had no particular joy in fruition. Theodore Dreiser, The Genius
Origin of ruction
1815-1825
The origin of ruction is uncertain, though it possibly derives from insurrection.
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