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.
reduplication of dialect 'argle', a late 16th-century alteration of 'argue'
From: The Angus Album (1834)
The Battle of Cloister Bank