Haggle

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. (Walpole)

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. (Shak)

Origin: Freq. Of Scot. Hag, E. Hack. See hack to cut.

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