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Bicker  n.  A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub. (Prov. Eng.)

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"Bicker" Quotes from Famous Books

... bicker that keeps a man sicker, The bucket 's a shield an' a buckler to me; In pool or in gutter nae langer I 'll splutter, But walk like a freeman wha ...
— The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV. - The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century • Various

... rarified cloud to give a dim ornament to the future;—not a star to be seen;—no permanent light to gild my horizon;—only the fading helps to transient gaiety in the lamps of Tunbridge;—no Law coffee-house at hand, or any other house of relief;—no antagonist to bicker one into a control of one's cares by a successful opposition, [Footnote: Richardson was remarkable for his love of disputation; and Tickell, when hard pressed by him in argument, used often, as a last resource, to ...
— Memoirs of the Life of Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan Vol 2 • Thomas Moore

... in the servants' hall, I make a sudden sally, And with the parlourmaid I brawl Or bicker with ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, May 14, 1919 • Various

... porch. Here stands Mr. Harding, gracious, dignified, serious. Breathlessly each awaits his first utterance. With a well modulated voice he addresses the multitude as he would speak to a group of friends. Soon you are listening as though he were speaking only to you. With no tendency to bicker he discusses the problems of government in a manner that reveals his clearness of vision and pureness of soul. All too soon the address is ended and the crowd begins to scatter. As each wends his way, the remark that is most frequently heard is this: "I like him and I'm ...
— Modern Americans - A Biographical School Reader for the Upper Grades • Chester Sanford

... beholdest, these Thou mayst consider as possibly of size The least bit less, or larger by a hair Than they appear—since whatso fires we view Here in the lands of earth are seen to change From time to time their size to less or more Only the least, when more or less away, So long as still they bicker clear, and ...
— Of The Nature of Things • [Titus Lucretius Carus] Lucretius

Words linked to "Bicker" :   argue, spat, quarrel, niggle, run-in, dustup, fuss, bickering, brabble, row, contend, pettifog, pettifoggery, tiff, quibble

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