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Synonyms for carp

find fault

Synonyms for carp

to raise unnecessary or trivial objections

carp at: to scold or find fault with constantly

Synonyms for carp

the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed

any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

raise trivial objections

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"Ah, monsieur, I have not here, as I had there, the ponds of monsieur le prince, where I could catch those beautiful carp, nor the forests of his highness to provide me with partridges.
But to believe in the collar bone, in the full line and in the stars, is as ridiculous as to believe with the inhabitants of Grand-Cathay that the golden oriole turns into a mole, and that grains of wheat turn into fish of the carp species."
A long, straggling troop bore spades and mattocks while the two rearmost of all staggered along under a huge basket o' fresh-caught carp, for the morrow was Friday, and there were fifty platters to be filled and as many sturdy trenchermen behind them.
Aquatic Invasives--Five species of carp exist in the wild in North America.