haggle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v haggle wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.) "Let's not haggle over a few dollars"
    • n haggle an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Haggle The act or process of haggling.
    • v. i Haggle To be difficult in bargaining; to stick at small matters; to chaffer; to higgle. "Royalty and science never haggled about the value of blood."
    • v. t Haggle hăg"g'l To cut roughly or hack; to cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful manner; to make rough or mangle by cutting; as, a boy haggles a stick of wood. "Suffolk first died, and York, all haggled o'er,
      Comes to him, where in gore he lay insteeped."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • haggle To hack roughly; cut or chop in an unskilful manner; mangle in cutting.
    • haggle To tease; worry.
    • haggle To bargain in a petty and tedious manner; higgle; stick at small matters; cavil.
    • n haggle A haggling or chaffering.
    • haggle To hail.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Haggle hag′l to cut unskilfully: to mangle
    • v.i Haggle to be slow and hard in making a bargain: to stick at trifles, to cavil
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Freq. of Scot. hag, E. hack,. See Hack to cut

Usage

In literature:

He has hundreds of tubs full of dollars in his vaults, and haggles with me about a poor thousand louis.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
This time a much heavier indemnity was demanded and after months of haggling it was paid.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
Then ensued much correspondence and considerable haggling.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
A man's comin' ter haggle with me over a cattle deal.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
I could not tell if it had been torn off or haggled off with a dull knife.
"Track's End" by Hayden Carruth
After much haggling it was arranged that a little cart and horse should take him to the desired spot.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
He simply rioted in haggling over a threepenny piece.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
A little lower down some Pariahs are haggling over less polite portions of the goat's economy.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
The Texan knew it was useless to haggle, but he kept it up with a view of gaining time.
"The Great Cattle Trail" by Edward S. Ellis
It required them both to make an America for us haggling and unworthy followers.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
We looked up prices in Frisco and found that forty dollars an ounce will be paid without haggling.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
The lover who has been free-handed may turn into the husband who haggles over his hotel bills.
"The Etiquette of Engagement and Marriage" by G. R. M. Devereux
He had never thought of haggling; they should have what they wanted, only let them get done with it.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
She always wanted something, and haggled and nagged until she got it.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
Jed had named an excessive price, but Mr. Rushton had been in no mood to haggle and had paid him what he asked.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
Well there's one thing I wouldn't haggle with him over.
"The Turn of the Road" by Rutherford Mayne
The tinker haggles for better payment and they agree for ten shillings.
"The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare" by J. J. Jusserand
Hence all these hagglings and nice questions and exactions to the uttermost farthing.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Haggle the eyes out of your head.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford
Such a haggle as it was, too.
"'Tween Snow and Fire" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

He decks his window artfully,
He haggles over paltry sums.
In this strange field his war must be
And by such blows his triumph comes.
"Delicatessen" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
She seized the comeliest, and stroked him,
And plied each foul device;
And having to her flesh provoked him,
Then haggled for the price.
"Two Visions" by Alfred Austin
NO haggling, princess pray, my word receive;
What could be done, her terror to relieve?
Above all law is might:—'twill take its course;
Entire submission is the last resource.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine
The lords of the tottering order sit and plot,
With cunning courtesy haggling still:
The insistent chorus cannot be forgot
Its words are shot
Like summoning rockets from the eastern hill.
"The Dirge" by John Le Gay Brereton
PAUL. Don't be vexed, I pray;
If I without more haggling or vain clack
Select to go, and carry you on my back,
If so you chose, 'tis not that death I fear,
But just to disappoint my Lucy here.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Proud kings of traffic, what filth could you dwarf,
Who swindle, haggle, hoard, and gravely cheat.
Exhaling lies? What reptile sense have you.
Fat with the spoil of field, exchange, and wharf.
That by your stone-age cunning you subdue
"Melbourne Sonnets:III An Address In Reply" by E J Rupert Atkinson

In news:

Haggling doesn't come naturally to garage sale host.
Members of an Ohio Senate and House conference committee continued to haggle behind the.
With less than a week before the first of Ohio's new casinos opens its doors, state lawmakers continue to haggle over legislation regulating legalized gambling in the state.
Had he not been able to haggle the price down, Fischer would have been on the hook for the whole amount because it was still shy of his $5,000 annual deductible.
Also, with high credit card fees affecting vendors universally, paying with cash always helps the haggle process.
So it's important that you become a savvy health-care buyer — and even be able to haggle if you have to.
Cables Depict US Haggling to Clear Guantánamo.
Think heckling and haggling .
What if I opened every transaction to a haggle .
Discounts of 50% or More Off the Sticker Number Are Common as Plane Makers and Buyers Haggle.
When considering cosmetic surgery, is it OK to haggle with your doctor over the price.
Suzanne Barlyn answers questions about getting products on store shelves, selling a promissory note and haggling.
And when she meets her constituency, as she does often in store appearances, she says she loves it, even relishes the haggling when she pushes little changes at them and they balk a bit.
Hiding money, haggling in vouge & high bank fees.
Photograph by Jeff Thomas Three silly men: Dodds Delzell, Chad Yarish and Eric Thompson haggle over the Baby Gee in Sebastopol's 'Bible.'.
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In science:

The results from the Cambridge/Haggle datasets provided a confirmation that peer density was fundamental to the infection of peers over a specific interval of time. The growth of infection over extended intervals of time (days) was initially great followed by successively smaller growth stages.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
Scott et al., “Haggle: A networking architecture designed around mobile users,” in IFIP WONS, 2006. D.
Bulk content delivery using co-operating end-nodes with upload/download limits
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