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take “up,” to settle, to make up: “And how was that ta'en up?” AS YOU LIKE IT, v. 4. 47 [quarrel]; “when seven justices could not take up a quarrel,” AS YOU LIKE IT, v. 4. 93 ; “I have his horse to take up the quarrel,” TWELFTH NIGHT, iii. 4. 277. (
“And chiefe Marsilio and Sobrino sage
Advise King Agramant to stay the fight,
And these same champions furie to asswage,
And to take vp the quarrell if they might,”
Sir J. Harington's translation of the Orlando
Furioso,
B. xxx. st. 26;
where on the 28th st. is the following marginal note: “This is almost the chiefe cause why quarrels betweene Princes and great states be so seldom taken up.”)

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