stickle

[v] - dispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points)
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Stickle

• (v. t.) To intervene in; to stop, or put an end to, by intervening; hence, to arbitrate. • (v. i.) To play fast and loose; to pass from one side to the other; to trim. • (v. i.) To separate combatants by intervening. • (v. t.) To separate, as combatants; hence, to quiet, to appease, as disputants. • (v. i.) To contend, co...
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Stickle

Stic'kle intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Stickled ; present participle & verbal noun Stickling .] [ Probably from Middle English stightlen , sti...tlen , to dispose, arrange, govern, freq. of stihten ...
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Stickle

Stic'kle noun [ Confer stick , transitive verb & i. ] A shallow rapid in a river; also, the current below a waterfall. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.] « Patient anglers, standing all the day Near to some shallow stickle or deep bay.» W. Browne.
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Stickle

Stic'kle transitive verb 1. To separate, as combatants; hence, to quiet, to appease, as disputants. [ Obsolete] « Which [ question] violently they pursue, Nor stickled would they be.» Drayton. 2. To intervene in; to stop, or put an end to, by intervening; he...
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