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Hag"gle (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Haggled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Haggling (?).] [Freq. of Scot. hag, E. hack. See Hack to cut.]

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.

 

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Hag"gle, v. i.

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.

 

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Hag"gle, n.

The act or process of haggling.

Carlyle.

 

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