interrogate=ask questions closely, aggressively, or formally.
laceration=a deep cut or tear in skin or flesh.
melee=a confused fight, skirmish, or scuffle.
“Were your pants sagging?” Dad interrogated, now back over by the door.“Were my pants sagging?” I repeated, shocked by the question. “What doesthat have to do with anything?”“Oh, it matters. If it walks like a duck, and it talks like a duck . . .”
There’s really nothing we can do about them except make sure that Rashadisn’t in any pain, but as long as they’re fairly stable, they’ll heal up as well. Wedid do an X-ray just to make sure there were no lacerations to any of hisorgans, and there weren’t, so we’re pretty much in the clear with that.”
I’ve seen ten guys from our school chasing four dudes from another schooldown a block and a stranger step into the melee with a bat to protect the guyswho were outnumbered.