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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 quib·ble /ˈkwɪbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quib·ble n.
 1. A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil.
    Quibbles have no place in the search after truth.   -- I. Watts.
 2. A pun; a low conceit.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quib·ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quibbled p. pr. & vb. n. Quibbling ]
 1. To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or discourse; to equivocate.
 2. To pun; to practice punning.
 Syn: -- To cavil; shuffle; equivocate; trifle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant
          distinctions or objections [syn: quiddity, cavil]
      v 1: evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant
      2: argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"
         [syn: niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble]