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Originally and chiefly Law. A blow which draws blood; the infliction of such a blow; (hence) a disturbance or assault involving such blows; a violent affray. Compare wipe. historical in later use.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Year Book Sandwich. From blood + wipe.
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