Cole v. Turner,
Nisi Prius, 1704
6 Modern Rep. 149, 90 Eng.Rep. 958
That the least touching of another in anger is battery.
If two or more meet in a narrow passage, and without any violence or design of harm, the one touches the other gently it will be no battery.
If any of them uses violence against the other, to force his way in a rude inordinate manner, it is a battery; or any struggle about the passage, to that degree as may do hurt, is a battery.