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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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(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.
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.
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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(18) For context on Islamic State-linked plots in Belgium during the 2014-2017 time period, see Guy Van Vlierden, Jon Lewis, and Don Rassler, Beyond the Caliphate: Islamic State Activity Outside the Group's Defined Wilayat--Belgium (West Point, NY: Combating Terrorism Center, 2018).
See Peter Tomsen, The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers (New York: Public Affairs, 2011); Vahid Brown & Don Rassler, Fountainhead of Jihad: The Haqqani Nexus, 1973-2012 (London: Hurst, 2013).
Don Rassler, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S.
Brown, Vahid and Don Rassler. Fountainhead of Jihad: The Haqqani Nexus 1973-2012.
The high-school teacher turned chat star stunned the literary world by repeating the lone-gunman theory of the Warren Commission, while the Libertarian rassler, astonishingly, opts for a conspiracy.
Interestingly, during walking and running this entrainment is more affected by stride rate instead of work rate (Rassler and Kohl, 1996), and tends to decrease in the presence of CLS (Niizeki et al., 1993).
Combating Terrorism Center, Don Rassler, ed., Combating Terrorism Center