I have jotted down the very words of their argument, but now it degenerates into a mere noisy wrangle
with much polysyllabic scientific jargon upon each side.
No one would have guessed that behind this petty wrangle
was the fine Irish hand of Hegan, made potent by the Klondike gold of Burning Daylight.
Ruth sat near him in the stern, while the three young fellows lounged amidships, deep in a wordy wrangle
over "frat" affairs.
It is not sinful to wrangle
in religious controversy; and it is not sinful to slumber over a religious book.
And, while the next punctilious legal wrangle
between the attorneys interrupted his tale of what happened in the Vendome, Carter Watson, without bitterness, amused and at the same time sad, saw rise before him the machine, large and small, that dominated his country, the unpunished and shameless grafts of a thousand cities perpetrated by the spidery and vermin-like creatures of the machines.
They quarrel for plunder, they wrangle
with the generals on each new order, and Xenophon is as sharp-tongued as any and sharper-tongued than most, and so gives as good as he gets.
The combatants, however, sit there quietly, tended by their seconds, while their adherents wrangle
in the middle.
Crawley and the landlord had a consultation about the new hangings, an amicable wrangle
about the carpets, and a final adjustment of everything except the bill.
A foolish wrangle
followed; and Herncastle's unlucky temper got the better of him.
And she said, 'Ogg, the son of Beorl, thou art blessed in that thou didst not question and wrangle
with the heart's need, but wast smitten with pity, and didst straightway relieve the same.
The struggles and wrangles
of the lads for her hand in a jig were an amusement to her--no more; and when they became fierce she rebuked them.
The things that had filled his days seemed now like a nursery parody of life, or like the wrangles
of mediaeval schoolmen over metaphysical terms that nobody had ever understood.