rassle

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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.

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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An' now"--she was all brisk business again--"whiles Pinto rassles up some breakfast we'll sashay out off soundin's an' dump that bargeload o' misery like we set out to do.