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 for Carp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carp \Carp\ (k[aum]rp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Carped
     (k[aum]rpt); 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.
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     2. To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions
        without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by
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              Carping and caviling at faults of manner. --Blackw.
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              And at my actions carp or catch.      --Herbert.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carp \Carp\, v. t.
     1. To say; to tell. [Obs.]
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     2. To find fault with; to censure. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carp \Carp\, n.; pl. Carp, formerly Carps. [Cf. Icel. karfi,
     Dan. karpe, Sw. karp, OHG. charpho, G. karpfen, F. carpe, LL.
     carpa.] (Zool.)
     A fresh-water herbivorous fish ({Cyprinus carpio.). Several
     other species of Cyprinus, Catla, and Carassius are
     called carp. See Cruclan carp.
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     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
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     Carp louse (Zool.), a small crustacean, of the genus
        Argulus, parasitic on carp and allied fishes. See
     Carp+mullet+(Zool.),+a+fish+({Moxostoma+carpio">Carp mullet (Zool.), a fish ({Moxostoma carpio) of the
        Ohio River and Great Lakes, allied to the suckers.
     Carp sucker (Zool.), a name given to several species of
        fresh-water fishes of the genus Carpiodes in the United
        States; -- called also quillback.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked
           or braised
      2: any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae
      v 1: raise trivial objections [syn: cavil, carp, chicane]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "carp":
     bug, bully, bullyrag, carp at, catch at straws, cavil, complain,
     criticize, cut up, fault-find, find fault, fret at, fuss at, gripe,
     hassle, henpeck, knock, nag, nibble at, niggle, nitpick, peck at,
     pester, pettifog, pick at, pick holes, pick on, pick to pieces,
     pull apart, pull to pieces, quibble, take exception, tear apart,
     tear to pieces, yap at

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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