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Squabbled Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Squabble \Squab"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Squabbled; p. pr. & vb. n. Squabbling.] [Cf. dial. Sw. skvabbel a dispute, skvappa to chide.]
  1. To contend for superiority in an unseemly maner; to scuffle; to struggle; to wrangle; to quarrel.
  2. To debate peevishly; to dispute. The sense of these propositions is very plain, though logicians might squabble a whole day whether they should rank them under negative or affirmative. --I. Watts. Syn: To dispute; contend; scuffle; wrangle; quarrel; struggle.
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    • Iraqi parliament squabbles over when to next meet
      BAGHDAD (AP) — With political leaders deadlocked, Iraq's parliament squabbled Monday over when to hold its next session, potentially delaying the formation of a new government for weeks despite the threat from extremists who have seized control of a large chunk of the country and declared the establishment of an Islamic state. Read more on this news related to 'Squabbled'
    • Councilors, mayor squabble over reports
      Tahlequah city councilors squabbled with the mayor Monday evening when he was asked to provide them with written accounts of department head meetings – short, “simple” ones, rather than detailed recordings, one councilor suggested. Read more on this news related to 'Squabbled'
    • Iraqi parliament delays next session until August
      BAGHDAD (AP) — With political leaders deadlocked, Iraq's parliament squabbled Monday over when to hold its next session, potentially delaying the formation of a new government for weeks despite the threat from extremists who have seized control of a large chunk of the country and declared the establishment of an Islamic state. Read more on this news related to 'Squabbled'

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