Part of speech: verb

To find fault unreasonably; cavil.

Part of speech: noun

A fresh water food fish.

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Usage examples "carp":

  1. In the case of perch, rudd, pike, and carp, but little change of water is required to hatch out the eggs. - "Amateur Fish Culture", Charles Edward Walker.
  2. Upon which the carp approached, saying: You saved my life in the meadow, and I promised to be grateful. - "Bo-Peep Story Books", Anonymous.
  3. Whatever else sceptics may carp at and criticise in the Bible, they must acknowledge the truth of this. - "Sowing and Reaping", Dwight Moody.