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

 pettifogging
 (a.)訟棍的,騙人的,講歪理的訟棍,詭辯,欺騙

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pet·ti·fog v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pettifogged p. pr. & vb. n. Pettifogging ]
 1. To do a petty business as a lawyer; also, to do law business in a petty or tricky way. “He takes no money, but pettifogs gratis.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pet·ti·fog·ging a. Paltry; quibbling; mean.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pet·ti·fog·ging, n. Pettifoggery.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 pettifogging
      adj : quibbling over insignificant details; "caviling pettifoggers
            and quiggling pleaders"-Edmund Burke; "her nagging and
            carping attack"; "thought her editor unnecessarily
            nitpicking"; "a pettifogging lawyer's mind"; "had no
            patience with quibbling critics" [syn: caviling, carping,
             nitpicking, quibbling]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 pettifog
      v : argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"
          [syn: quibble, niggle, bicker, squabble, brabble]
      [also: pettifogging, pettifogged]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 pettifogging
      See pettifog