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  • n. a person who habitually carps, who talks too much and regularly finds fault

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who carps; a caviler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A talker.
  • n. One who carps; a caviler.
  • n. One who prepares thistle-teazels for the cloth-napping machine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way

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  • Damn it, now I want to prepare thistle-teazels for the cloth-napping machine. Where do I sign up?

    August 14, 2010

  • "1. A talker.
    2. One who carps; a caviler.
    3. One who prepares thistle-teazels for the cloth-napping machine."

    - Century Dictionary

    August 11, 2010