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  • v. To act as a pettifogger; to use contemptible tricks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To act as a pettifogger; to use contemptible tricks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To act as a pettifogger; use petty and contemptible means.

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Examples

  • So far from seeking to "pettifogulize" -- _i. e._, to find evasions for any purpose in a trickster's minute tortuosities of construction -- exactly in the opposite direction, from mere excess of sincerity, most unwillingly I found, in almost every body's words, an unintentional opening left for double interpretations.

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