Naturally enough, he is carped at and reviled almost as much by his political friends as by his political foes.
The Citizen carped at the words, pointing out that a buffet was not a blow.
How those men had carped, and criticized her, chattered of the duties of her soul!
Byron sneered and carped at Southey as a "scribbler of all works."
The trade with England on the coast of Oldenburg was carped on as uninterruptedly as if in time of peace.
"Reminds me of the providential way that rivers always run past cities, just where they are needed," carped the Colonel.
The river banks would be lined with spectators, who envied, criticised, and carped.
As for the cavilling crew who carped at her during her life Mrs. Behn has answered them and she was thoroughly competent so to do.
What is excellent should never be carped at nor discussed, but enjoyed and reverentially thought over in silence.
At the bottom of her heart she despised the other people, who carped and were loud over trifles.
type of freshwater fish, late 14c., from Old French carpe "carp" (13c.) and directly from Vulgar Latin carpa (source also of Italian carpa, Spanish carpa), from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch carpe, Dutch karper, Old High German karpfo, German Karpfen "carp"); possibly the immediate source is Gothic *karpa. A Danube fish (hence the proposed East Germanic origin of its name), introduced in English ponds 14c. Lithuanian karpis, Russian karp are Germanic loan words.
"complain," early 13c., originally "to talk," from Old Norse karpa "to brag," of unknown origin; meaning turned toward "find fault with" (late 14c.), probably by influence of Latin carpere "to slander, revile," literally "to pluck" (see harvest (n.)). Related: Carped; carping.