“I think Jane Holl Lute would be a terrific candidate, and I urge the president to consider her,” carper said.
carper described Allen as a “very fine person” and said either Lute or Allen would be fine.
“Part of our responsibility is to vet nominees, not to kill nominees, not to hold them forever,” carper said.
carper said Lute would get through the Senate quickly and easily.
The IG office opened the investigation last September based on a referral from the FBI, but its progress is unclear, carper said.
A carper might have said that Eddy was the least bit vague on the subject of the dear old days.
There has never been an age that has not had its carper to tell you of the wonders that once were.
The man so meagrely furnished as to hold no such idea is but a carper, not a critic.
But she was civil even as she sighed, and he would have been a carper who complained.
We are far from sharing the opinion of a carper who remarked that, as sermons go, this volume is rather dear.
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.