caviller


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Synonyms for caviller

a disputant who quibbles

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When he considers whether he had any right to bind Jane Fairfax in a secret engagement, he writes breezily: "'For my temptation to think it a right, I refer every caviller to a brick house .
Born with the Blarney Stone in his mouth he courts controversy wherever he goes and, in one of the most cut-throat sectors in civil aviation, his swashbuckling, caviller attitude angers morepeople than it impresses.
A 16 year-old girl was taken to North Staffordshire Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, by air ambulance after she was thrown from the Vauxhall Caviller when it left Pye Green Road, Cannock.
It's also no secret that the fiercest of these cavillers come from sections of the Scottish press media who have in the past been given short shrift, often publicly, by the man from Kilrea.
We don't need any more headstrong, litigious lawyers; we've been groaning under the weight of carpers and cavillers for years.