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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bicker  \Bick"er\,  n.  [See  {Beaker}.] 
  A  small  wooden  vessel  made  of  staves  and  hoops,  like  a  tub. 
  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bicker  \Bick"er\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bickered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Bickering}.]  [OE.  bikeren  perh.  fr  Celtic;  cf  W.  bicra 
  to  fight,  bicker,  bicre  conflict,  skirmish;  perh.  akin  to  E. 
  beak.] 
  1.  To  skirmish;  to  exchange  blows;  to  fight.  [Obs.] 
 
  Two  eagles  had  a  conflict,  and  bickered  together. 
  --Holland. 
 
  2.  To  contend  in  petulant  altercation;  to  wrangle. 
 
  Petty  things  about  which  men  cark  and  bicker. 
  --Barrow. 
 
  3.  To  move  quickly  and  unsteadily,  or  with  a  pattering  noise; 
  to  quiver;  to  be  tremulous,  like  flame. 
 
  They  [streamlets]  bickered  through  the  sunny  shade. 
  --Thomson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bicker  \Bick"er\,  n. 
  1.  A  skirmish;  an  encounter.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  A  fight  with  stones  between  two  parties  of  boys.  [Scot.] 
  --Jamieson. 
 
  3.  A  wrangle;  also  a  noise,,  as  in  angry  contention. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bicker 
  n  :  petty  quarrel  [syn:  {bickering},  {spat},  {tiff},  {squabble}, 
  {fuss}] 
  v  :  argue  over  petty  things  "Let's  not  quibble  over  pennies" 
  [syn:  {quibble},  {niggle},  {pettifog},  {squabble},  {brabble}] 




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