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DUELLING, crim. law. The fighting of two persons, one against the other, at an appointed time and place, upon a precedent quarrel. It differs from an array in this, that the latter occurs on a sudden quarrel, while the former is always the result of design.
     2. When one of the parties is killed, the survivor is guilty of murder. 1 Russ. on Cr. 443; 1 Yerger's R. 228. Fighting a duel, even where there is no fatal result, is, of itself, a misdemeanor. Vide 2 Com. Dig. 252; Roscoe's Cr. Ev. 610; 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 728; Id. 848; Com. Dig. Battel, B; 3 Inst. 157; 6 East, 464 Hawk. B. 1, c. 31, s. 21; 3 East, R. 581 3 Bulst. 171 4 Bl. Com. 199 Prin. Pen. Law, c. 19, p 245; Const. R. 107; 1 Stew. R. 506; 20 John. 457; 3 Cowen, 686. For cases of mutual combat, upon a sudden quarrel, Vide 1 Russ. on Cr. 495.

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By the time Brooks and Bolton faced off, duelling was on its way out.
The romanticised view of duelling conjures up images of men in frilly shirts being handed pistols by servants on velvet cushions before lining up back-to-back, taking 10 paces, turning and firing.
The guns were then placed in his shop window with the label: "Birmingham duelling pistols.
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Duelling pistols evolved from these times, invariably made in pairs, each one being a replica of the other to ensure that neither you nor your adversary had the advantage.
The epitome of duelling pistol makers was Robert Wogdon.
The past proposals were for full duelling north of Morpeth and across into Scotland.
Past Governments pledged duelling but never carried it out, everyone knows that, but one thing that never came up whilst I was at Castle Morpeth was the name Anne-Marie Trevelyan.
Thus various chapters confirm patterns of behavior that are familiar from the Sonderweg interpretation: we learn that the legal profession remained heavily regulated by the state (Michael John); that Prussian businessmen eagerly sought state-conferred titles (Karin Kaudelka-Hanisch); that a large part of the educated bourgeoisie adopted the aristocratic custom of duelling (Ute Frevert); that the business elite frequently modelled their houses on aristocratic residences and that its conspicuous consumption was a conscious attempt to "outdo" the aristocracy (Augustine).
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