n. A formal ceremony preceding the reconciliation of two enemies. Great skill is necessary for its satisfactory observance.


Cynical Quotations

I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.

— Mark Twain


One would have thought litigation superior to dueling for the purpose of settling disputes – provided that one had not met a lawyer.

— William Ferraiolo