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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cavil  \Cav"il\  (k[a^]v"[i^]l),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Caviled}  or 
  {Cavilled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Caviling}  or  {Cavilling}.]  [L. 
  cavillari  to  practice  jesting,  to  censure,  fr  cavilla 
  bantering  jests,  sophistry:  cf  OF  caviller.] 
  To  raise  captious  and  frivolous  objections;  to  find  fault 
  without  good  reason. 
 
  You  do  not  well  in  obstinacy  To  cavil  in  the  course  of 
  this  contract.  --Shak. 




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