Bickered
Bicker Bick"er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bickered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bickering}.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr. Celtic; cf. W. bicra to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin to E. beak.] 1. To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Two eagles had a conflict, and bickered together. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. To contend in petulant altercation; to wrangle. [1913 Webster]

Petty things about which men cark and bicker. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

3. To move quickly and unsteadily, or with a pattering noise; to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame. [1913 Webster]

They [streamlets] bickered through the sunny shade. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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