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Each one held his own course, carping and swearing, without listening to his neighbor.
182} The people of Ithaca seem to have been as fond of carping as the Phaeacians were in vi.
Indeed, to be seen at his recent show at Acquavella were the same kinds of pictorial and psychological gestures (and one of the very paintings) that had brought on the carpings of philistines and aesthetes alike at the Metropolitan.