Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish: same as stickleback.

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  • verb Present participle of stickle.

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Examples

  • I heartily agree with Peikos's stickling about the ellipsis mark, as explained at greater length here.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I heartily agree with Peikos's stickling about the ellipsis mark, as explained at greater length here.

    Nate Peikos’s Comics Punctuation

  • Girls are your first trial after fixtures and they try you even worse than what I call the Wandering Christians, though why THEY should roam the earth looking for bills and then coming in and viewing the apartments and stickling about terms and never at all wanting them or dreaming of taking them being already provided, is, a mystery I should be thankful to have explained if by any miracle it could be.

    Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings

  • Girls are your first trial after fixtures and they try you even worse than what I call the Wandering Christians, though why THEY should roam the earth looking for bills and then coming in and viewing the apartments and stickling about terms and never at all wanting them or dreaming of taking them being already provided, is, a mystery I should be thankful to have explained if by any miracle it could be.

    Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings

  • The main stickling point for people is that they find it incomprehensible that one man could have produced all of those works.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • The main stickling point for people is that they find it incomprehensible that one man could have produced all of those works.

    You Whoreson Beetle-Headed, Flap-Eared Knave

  • Why, man, I found them fastened on him myself; and there was odd staving and stickling to make them ‘ware haunch!’

    Waverley

  • Well, your hanner, without much stickling I gave up my Popery, joined the Orange lodge, learned the Orange tunes, and became a regular Protestant boy, and truly the Orange men kept their word, and made it answer my purpose.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • That's an interesting little stickling point that he was able to put into that press conference, wasn't it?

    CNN Transcript Mar 2, 2003

  • I built a fearsome reputation through stickling over trivialities, and set the seal on it by publicly flogging a colonel (because one of his men was late for roll-call) at the first of the great fortnightly reviews which the Queen and court attended.

    Flashman's Lady

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