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Beda or "Bliteus" is once again described as a tasteless vegetable (his nickname deriving from "blitum") (121) and a loquacious quibbler ("loquax sophista").
During one memorable exchange on this point, Marshall Kuykendall, president of the group Take Back Texas, replied to some legalistic quibbler who asked for a specific case of gummint taking property.
He calls Socrates disgusting ([GREEK TEXT OMITTED], 338d) and, as we have already seen, a sycophant or quibbler, when he is bested in argument.
It's as if we've gone from Anna Quindlen to Anna Quibbler.
The scold's bridle (or brank's bridle, or branks) is an artifact we now see on display in museums, but from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries in Europe (England, Wales, Germany, and Scotland) it was used to punish women who had a lashing, scathing tongue, to punish chatterboxes, gossips, busybodies, yentas, yakety yaks, nags, harpies, shrews, vixens, quibblers, spitfires, hags, magpies, blabbermouths, loudmouths, prattlers, tattletales, hawkers, fussbudgets, floozies .
Sure, there are exceptions, but they are so few that quibblers end up citing the same ones over and over.
But of course in the Islamic states, as in the West, there are plenty of dissenters and quibblers, and those hungry for mental and political freedom.
The quibblers will quibble that Morin's placement of "cast" doesn't exist in the original Spanish.