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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bicker.


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  • He extemporized innumerable stories to which his school-fellows delighted to listen; and, in spite of his lameness, he was always in the thick of the "bickers," or street fights with the boys of the town, and renowned for his boldness in climbing the "kittle nine stanes" which are "projected high in air from the precipitous black granite of the Castle-rock."

    Sir Walter Scott (English Men of Letters Series)

  • Although there was no individual enmity between the boys of the old and of the new or aristocratic part of Edinburgh, there were frequent battles, called "bickers," between them, in which they pelted each other with stones.

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  • Of course mischief sometimes happened; boys are said to have been killed at these "bickers," as they were called, and serious accidents certainly took place, as many contemporaries can bear witness.


  • He bickers with his previous selves precisely because THEY wouldn't handle things the same way HE would.

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  • RICHMOND - While Washington bickers noisily over cutting a small slice of the federal budget, Sens.

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  • Studio Luc Tuymans Belgian painter Luc Tuymans Lately there is the additional shame of not having had a national government for the last eight months, as a potpourri of political parties bickers over centuries-old territorial and linguistic differences dividing the population.

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  • But the romantic anthology structure and the basic concept — matchmaking man who may or may not be the mythological god of love bickers with beautiful but uptight psychologist — remains the same.

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  • The six-time Grammy winner headlines the new series Braxton Family Values Tuesday, 9/8c, WE tv, offering fans a look as she bonds and bickers with her four younger sibs — Towanda, Trina, Tamar and Traci — and their mom, Evelyn.

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  • He moves in with the Bellamys, sponging off them for money, food and the use of their car, even as he snipes at and bickers with Paul.

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  • Here's how the Washington Post described the Gang of Six's well-scripted rollout: While Washington bickers noisily over cutting a small slice of the federal budget, Sens.

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