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carp


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carp  \Carp\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Carped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Carping}.]  [OE.  carpen  to  say  speak;  from  Scand.  (cf.  Icel. 
  karpa  to  boast),  but  influenced  later  by  L.  carpere  to  pluck, 
  calumniate.] 
  1.  To  talk;  to  speak;  to  prattle.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  find  fault;  to  cavil;  to  censure  words  or  actions 
  without  reason  or  ill-naturedly;  --  usually  followed  by 
  at 
 
  Carping  and  caviling  at  faults  of  manner.  --Blackw. 
  Mag. 
 
  And  at  my  actions  carp  or  catch.  --Herbert. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carp  \Carp\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  say  to  tell  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  To  find  fault  with  to  censure.  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carp  \Carp\,  n.;  pl  {Carp},  formerly  {Carps}.  [Cf.  Icel.  karfi 
  Dan.  karpe  Sw  karp,  OHG.  charpho  G.  karpfen  F.  carpe,  LL 
  carpa.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  fresh-water  herbivorous  fish  ({Cyprinus  carpio}.).  Several 
  other  species  of  {Cyprinus},  {Catla},  and  {Carassius}  are 
  called  carp.  See  {Cruclan  carp}. 
 
  Note:  The  carp  was  originally  from  Asia,  whence  it  was  early 
  introduced  into  Europe,  where  it  is  extensively  reared 
  in  artificial  ponds.  Within  a  few  years  it  has  been 
  introduced  into  America,  and  widely  distributed  by  the 
  government.  Domestication  has  produced  several 
  varieties,  as  the  leather  carp,  which  is  nearly  or 
  quite  destitute  of  scales,  and  the  mirror  carp,  which 
  has  only  a  few  large  scales.  Intermediate  varieties 
  occur. 
 
  {Carp  louse}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  crustacean,  of  the  genus 
  {Argulus},  parasitic  on  carp  and  allied  fishes.  See 
  {Branchiura}. 
 
  {Carp  mullet}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fish  ({Moxostoma  carpio})  of  the 
  Ohio  River  and  Great  Lakes,  allied  to  the  suckers. 
 
  {Carp  sucker}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  name  given  to  several  species  of 
  fresh-water  fishes  of  the  genus  Carpiodes  in  the  United 
  States;  --  called  also  quillback. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carp 
  n  1:  lean-fleshed  fish  often  farmed;  baked  or  braised 
  2:  any  of  various  freshwater  fish  of  the  family  Cyprinidae 
  v  :  raise  trivial  objections  [syn:  {cavil},  {chicane}] 




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