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darraign “your battle,” 3 HENRY VI., ii. 2. 72. Johnson explains this, “Range your host, put your host in order.” Steevens observes,“The quartos read ‘Prepare your battle.’” Nares, in his Gloss., gives “To Darraign. To arrange an army, or set it in order of battle. Of uncertain derivation. . . . Often for to fight a battle, and even when between two combatants.” ( “Dare, Audere. . . . Hinc etiam daren, darraine, darreigne battle frequenter occurrunt apud Chaucerum. Nisi putes hæc à causis forensibus ad armorum certamina fuisse translata: ut sint à Normannico, desrener, quod idem cum Dirationare vel Disrationare.” Junii Etymol. Angl. “Desrener. To dereine; to justifie, or make good, the denyall of an act or fact. Norm.” Cotgrave's Fr. and Engl. Dict. “Darreine. Fr. Desrener. Lat. Derationare. Tocontest.” Tyrwhitt's Gloss. to Chaucer. )

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