Definition of affray:
hoo-hah, frill, conflict, altercation, controversy, furbelow, ruff, hurly burly, flutter, hoo-ha, brawl, attack, mental disorder, row, fight, donnybrook, ruffle, ruckus, mental disturbance, animosity, to-do, flounce, disagreement, misunderstanding, broil, disturbance, choker, noise, riot, argument, feud, fray, fracas, folie, interference, free-for-all, dissension, rough-and-tumble, perturbation, melee, ruction, bitterness, commotion, confrontation, kerfuffle, disruption, rumble, quarrel, psychological disorder, dispute, enmity, a war of words, upset, contest, strife, tumult, neck ruff, hostility, contention.
" I collected from his mother and sister that Evan Roberts was forty- eight years of age; that he had been liable to periodical mania for twenty- seven years, and which the mother attributed to some injury to his head, received in a rural affray; that at first the maniacal paroxysms were unfrequent, but that they had become more violent and frequent as he advanced in life.- "Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles", Daniel Hack Tuke.
- "The Prisoner of Zenda", Anthony Hope.
- "The Macdermots of Ballycloran", Anthony Trollope.