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carp -- as in: carped incessantly
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  • John Eglinton’s carping voice asked.
  • His look went from brooder’s beard to carper’s skull, to remind, to chide them not unkindly, then to the baldpink lollard costard, guiltless though maligned.
  • JOHN EGLINTON: (Produces a greencapped dark lantern and flashes it towards a corner: with carping accent) Esthetics and cosmetics are for the boudoir.

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  • By November Piedmont had evidently tired of my carping and unrelenting bitching about conditions at the school.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • "Ma chere, I serve a man who multiplied the loaves and fishes"—he smiled, nodding at the pool, where the swirls of the carps’ feeding were still subsiding—"who healed the sick and raised the dead.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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