1. a disputatious argument; a bandying of words, a wrangling; a quarrel ...a1881 chiefly Eng. dialect and Sc.
2. the sound made by seabirds ...1988 Can. sl.
to argue, quarrel, cavil, dispute, contend; to haggle, to bandy words
...1727 chiefly Eng. dial. and Sc.
The Battle of Cloister Bank