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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of squabble.


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  • In personal disagreements, for instance -- they never "squabbled" -- the final insult was to say, "My dear, you're as silly as a something-or - other Radical Govunment," for there was no answer to this anywhere in the world.

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  • They squabbled amongst themselves over the dew-surfaces, and only the night before one of them was knifed because he so stole.


  • At their feet their naked progeny played and squabbled, or rolled in the muck with the tawny wolf-dogs.


  • And I thought it out in camp, silent, morose, while the children squabbled about me unnoticed, and while Arunga, my mate-woman, vainly scolded me and urged me to go hunting for more meat for the many of us.

    Chapter 21

  • The historian Fritz Stern recalls that as a boy shortly after Hitler became chancellor in 1933, he squabbled with his sister and uttered an anti-Semitic insult.


  • Jurors squabbled over bathroom breaks and created nicknames for players in the Galleon trial, but never wavered from their belief that Raj Rajaratnam was guilty of insider trading.

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  • Their respective tastes in home décor were quite similar, so they seldom squabbled over what to buy.

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  • For centuries, scholars have squabbled over the design of the ship, which was crucial to defeating the Persians in the Battle of Salamis in 480 B.C., part of a wider war that included the fight at Thermopylae dramatized in the film "300."

    Epic Struggle: Fans Fight to Revive an Oar-Powered Greek Warship

  • Politicians in Baghdad have squabbled for years over the drafting of an oil-and-gas law that stipulates how different regions and ethnic factions will share the revenue.

    Oil Sector Sets Sights High, Adds More Muscle

  • Afterward, the prison staff squabbled over the leftovers.

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