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ras·sle

 (răs′əl)
intr. & tr.v. ras·sled, ras·sling, ras·sles Nonstandard
To engage in wrestling or wrestle with.

[Dialectal alteration of wrestle.]

ras′sler n.
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wres•tle

(ˈrɛs əl)

v. -tled, -tling,
n. v.i.
1. to engage in wrestling.
2. to contend or struggle, as for mastery; grapple: to wrestle with one's conscience.
v.t.
3. to contend with in wrestling.
4. to force by or as if by wrestling.
5. to throw (a calf or other animal) for branding.
n.
6. an act of or a bout at wrestling.
7. a struggle.
[before 1100; Middle English; Old English *wrǣstlian (compare Old English wrǣstlere wrestler)]
wres′tler, n.
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Maybe her people knew Lincoln, maybe they traded stories or even rassled with him.
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One assumes that King David rassled with it for a few seconds before going for Bathsheba -- and dispatching her inconvenient hubby.