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cause cause of quarrel,—a fashionable term in the science of duelling: “The first and second cause will not serve my turn,” LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, i. 2. 168 ; “found the quarrel was upon the seventh cause,” AS YOU LIKE IT, v. 4. 49 ; “a gentleman . . . of the first and second cause” ROMEO AND JULIET, ii. 4. 25. ( “one who quarrels by the book,” WARBURTON . And see book—We quarrel in print, by the)

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