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a quarrel ...B1900 Eng. dial.
1. to quarrel, wrangle, bicker ...B1900 Eng. dial.
2. to work in a slow bungling or laboriously way, to toil and moil,
to labour ...1924 Sc.
3. to chew with difficulty, to bite away laboriously at
some tough morsel ...1929 Sc.
From: The Folk-Speech of South Cheshire, Thomas Darlington, 1887