- v. Simple past tense and past participle of chaffer.
“They chaffered with their vendors and customers, who themselves were big enough to throw their weight around in the market.”
“And while Levy and Toriki drank absinthe and chaffered over the pearl,”
“Ah Moy had bought him in Sydney from a sailor for eighteen shillings and chaffered an hour over the bargain.”
“With that she alighted into her $75,000 World Food Organization range rover, slipped on her designer sun glasses and look straight ahead as her driver chaffered her past the driveway and out the gates without speaking to a single child.”
“In the squares the black folk chaffered and bargained over plantains, beer, and hammered brass ornaments.”
“In the squares the black folk chaffered and bargained over plantains, beer and hammered brass ornaments.”
“Black folks chaffered and bargained with endless talk over plaintains, banana beer, and hammered brass ornaments.”
“Some of the passengers chaffered with a fishing boat to take them off, and we saw them on the waterfront, asking for news.”
“For the eleven-shilling oilskins I was referred to a villainous den in a back street, which the shopman said they always recommended, and where a dirty and bejewelled Hebrew chaffered with me (beginning at 18s.) over two reeking orange slabs distantly resembling moieties of the human figure.”
“After we had chaffered the usual time and had come to an agreement, I went into my room and brought out the bags of new coin.”
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