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squabble
used in Oryx and Crake

2 uses
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Definition
an act or instance of arguing — typically over unimportant things
  • Snowman takes a few minutes to scan the field, but apart from a cluster of dark birds squabbling over some object on the ground, nothing's moving.
    p. 226.5
  • They settle down into the darkening foliage, croaking and squabbling.
    p. 95.7

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