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quibble

verb bicker, cavil, contend with, differ, dispute, dissent, equivocate, fence, haggle, join issue, oppose, palter, quarrel, tergiversate, wrangle
See also: equivocate, haggle, prevaricate, tergiversate

QUIBBLE. A slight difficulty raised without necessity or propriety; a cavil.
     2. No justly eminent member of the bar will resort to a quibble in his argument. It is contrary to his oath, which is to be true to the court as well as to the client; and bad policy because by resorting to it, he will lose his character as a man of probity.

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While HOMS shares haven't fallen back into the low $2s, they are comfortable buying more of the stock at this level, as they don't think it's worth quibbling over a few percentage points.
So rather than quibbling over mathematics and methodology, the LAUSD should look to adopt a new, comprehensive approach to the dropout problem - preaching to kids and families at an early age about the need to stay in school; making sure that high school students aren't just warehoused; teaching lessons that students can use in their lives; developing an extensive tutoring and mentoring program.
The ongoing, politically-derived, quibbling of the dissenters leads to further resentment, anger and frustration, feeding a continued unhappiness with "the Church.
remains in question, but given that they have the good sense to listen to Edith Piaf (another modern-day kids staple), you almost feel bad quibbling about it.
Quibbling over the minuscule amount of trash the city currently sends in that direction is is the supes' way of firing a warning shot - don't even think about sending any more.