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

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Examples

  • So for an extra $10 I can get my food served in sterling silver chaffers and have servers?

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  • It had grieved me to the heart to hear him shame this noble woman so, bargaining for her honour as lightly as a marketing housewife chaffers for a pullet.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • First, there is the court of the Gentiles, where Ego No. 1 chaffers about trifles with the outer world.

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  • In the streets the Syrian jostles the Spaniard; the Italian the Arab; the Moor jokes with the Jew; the Greek chaffers with the

    The Dodge Club or, Italy in MDCCCLIX

  • There is one incident which haunts one after one has read it, where the executioner chaffers with the villagers as to what price they will give him for putting some young witch to the torture, running them up from a barrel of apples to a barrel and a half, on the grounds that he is now old and rheumatic, and that the stooping and straining is bad for his back.

    Through the Magic Door

  • The mistress of the house chides a servant, rebukes or comforts a child, sits with her embroidery, chaffers with an itinerant merchant or with the clerk from a store, all in plain sight and hearing of the passer-by.

    Cuba, Old and New

  • Like a draper, when one chaffers with him for a remnant, I am ready to say: 'As it is only the fag end, I will not differ with you about it; take it for what you please.'

    Benjamin Franklin

  • The good-humor and general acceptance on both sides, by chaffers and chaffed, testified to recognized conditions; and there is about a hoary institution a saving grace which cannot be transferred to _parvenus_.

    From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life

  • And the hand is hateful that chaffers with death for life.

    Erechtheus A Tragedy (New Edition)

  • I think just to complement John's thoughts is that listening to Obama speak this morning, there is a big push to have alternative source of energy, so that we can protect ourselves from the chaffers of the world and the Iran's of the world who are manipulating energy prices and playing games with us.

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