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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of dicker.

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Examples

  • We ate chow-chow with chop-sticks in the celestial restaurants; our comrade chided the moon-eyed damsels in front of the houses for their want of feminine reserve; we received protecting Josh-lights from our hosts and "dickered" for a pagan God or two.

    Roughing It

  • We ate chow-chow with chop-sticks in the celestial restaurants; our comrade chided the moon-eyed damsels in front of the houses for their want of feminine reserve; we received protecting Josh-lights from our hosts and "dickered" for a pagan God or two.

    Roughing It, Part 6.

  • And while chivalry committed suicide over its ladies 'gloves, the stout, wooden-headed burghers, with an eye to the facts of life, dickered and bickered in trade.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • I visited Covent Garden, now known for shops and theaters but once where 18th century surgeon John Hunter dickered for grave-robbed corpses for his brother's medical school.

    England, My England (Never Having Been There)

  • Though only 2 percent of respondents dickered online, those who did were just as successful overall as the in-store negotiators.

    Haggling works--even online, says our poll

  • Many readers who responded to our recent online questionnaire about bundling their telecommunications services said they successfully dickered with their providers.

    Negotiate to save on bundled TV, Internet, and phone services

  • Though only 2 percent of respondents dickered online, those who did were just as successful overall as the in-store negotiators.

    Haggling works--even online, says our poll

  • Many readers who responded to our recent online questionnaire about bundling their telecommunications services said they successfully dickered with their providers.

    Negotiate to save on bundled TV, Internet, and phone services

  • I mostly dickered with the title, switching it from the placeholder of "Space Forbid!" to "Dark, Light, Smart, Slight" to "Darks and Lights" to finally, hopefully, "Smarts and Slights."

    When the going got rough

  • We dickered back and forth and I ended up buying it for $10.00.

    Rob Kall: House Dem's Placebo Health Care Reform

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