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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Carp v. i. [imp. & p. p. Carped p. pr. & vb. n. Carping.]
 1. To talk; to speak; to prattle. [Obs.]
 2. To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by at.
    Carping and caviling at faults of manner.   --Blackw. Mag.
    And at my actions carp or catch.   --Herbert.