bickering

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It was market day at Sidi Aissa, and the numberless caravans of camels coming in from the desert, and the crowds of bickering Arabs in the market place, filled Tarzan with a consuming desire to remain for a day that he might see more of these sons of the desert.
The squabbling and bickering among the dogs had long since died down, and the weary animals were curled in the snow, each with his feet and nose bunched together and covered by his wolf's brush of a tail.
But she always caused confusion, either chattering and squealing with fright or bickering at the other animals.
With full stomachs, bickering and quarrelling began among the younger males, and this continued through the few days that followed before the breaking-up of the pack.
We had sight of two rover galleys, and even came to have some slight bickering with them."
Byline: Bickerings in the party that heads Kerala's ruling alliance seem to be coming to the fore again.