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carp
used in Oryx and Crake

2 uses
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Definition
to repeatedly complain — typically about unimportant things
  • She'd been carping about money lately — or not carping, but she'd inserted a few pointed remarks about pulling your own weight into the prolonged and intent silences that were her specialty — so he thought she'd be pleased.
    p. 246.6
  • She'd been carping about money lately — or not carping, but she'd inserted a few pointed remarks about pulling your own weight into the prolonged and intent silences that were her specialty — so he thought she'd be pleased.
    p. 246.6

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