war of words

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The contest, for a time, was hot and bloody; at length, as is customary with these two tribes, they paused, and held a long parley, or rather a war of words.
The young man much resented this directness of attack, and in the war of words which followed when they met he did not scruple publicly to insult Mr Clare, without respect for his gray hairs.
But when the other physicians heard of it they arose in great fury and began a war of words, written, printed, and spoken, against Cotton Mather and Doctor Boylston.
With the shrewdness that usually accompanies malice, Amelie Thirion had noticed, analyzed, and mentally commented on the extreme preoccupation of Ginevra's mind, which prevented her from even hearing the bitterly polite war of words of which she was the object.
In a war of words, the tactics of the North American Indian.
05 (ANI): The town of Pulivendula in Kadapa district witnessed a huge friction between Telugu Desam Party and YSR Congress Party workers on Sunday when they clashed in the area after engaging in a war of words over "lack" of development in the area.
LAHORE -- Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has expressed his concern at the recent war of words between Chaudhry Nisar and Pervaiz Rashid and requested the PML-N chief to mediate between the two leaders.
Summary: The two have been locked in a war of words after she called him a 'flagbearer of nepotism'
RAB DOUGLAS has reignited his war of words with John Brown after claiming the tape recording he has of their explosive meeting may humiliate his ex-Dundee boss.
The war of words infuriated Ali Raza husband of R and he axed her to death.
Earlier, Ending his row and recent war of words, Miandad announced to forgive Afridi, expressing well wishes for him.
Summary: In recent days the war of words between the U.