cavilling


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If he loses, no cavilling about a long year, bad luck, that kind of thing.
These tiny flaws are not highlighted in a cavilling spirit but in the hope that corrections may be made to subsequent impressions of an edition that will certainly have no rivals for many years to come.
Even at the dawn of the 21st century, it is not unlikely that the subsequent negotiations will involve cavilling on the ninth part of a hair.