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

  Bicker \Bick"er\, n. [See Beaker.]
     A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub.
     [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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              Two eagles had a conflict, and bickered together.
                                                    --Holland.
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     2. To contend in petulant altercation; to wrangle.
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              Petty things about which men cark and bicker.
                                                    --Barrow.
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     3. To move quickly and unsteadily, or with a pattering noise;
        to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame.
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              They [streamlets] bickered through the sunny shade.
                                                    --Thomson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bicker \Bick"er\, n.
     1. A skirmish; an encounter. [Obs.]
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     2. A fight with stones between two parties of boys. [Scot.]
        --Jamieson.
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     3. A wrangle; also, a noise,, as in angry contention.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bicker
      n 1: a quarrel about petty points [syn: bicker, bickering,
           spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss]
      v 1: argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"
           [syn: quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker,
           squabble, brabble]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "bicker":
     altercate, argue, argufy, around the bush, bandy words, battle,
     beat, beat about, beg the question, bicker over, boggle, brawl,
     broil, caterwaul, cavil, choplogic, clack, clatter, clitter,
     contend, contend about, contest, cross swords, cut and thrust,
     dance, differ, discept, dispute, dodge, equivocate, evade,
     evade the issue, fall out, fence, feud, fight, fight over, flap,
     flick, flicker, flip, flit, flite, flitter, flop, flutter,
     give and take, go pitapat, gutter, hassle, have it out, have words,
     hedge, join issue, lock horns, logomachize, moot, mystify, nitpick,
     obscure, palpitate, palter, parry, pettifog, pick nits,
     pitter-patter, play, plead, polemicize, polemize, prevaricate,
     pulse, pussyfoot, quarrel, quarrel over, quibble, quiver, row,
     scrap, set to, shatter, shift, shuffle, shy, sidestep, slat, spar,
     spat, split hairs, splutter, sputter, squabble, squabble over,
     take issue with, take sides, tergiversate, thrash out, throb, tiff,
     try conclusions, war, wave, waver, wrangle, wrangle over
  
  

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