“We dickered back and forth and settled on .86 percent, not because it was a magic number,” said Hastert.
Here he dickered for finely beaded moccasins and hat-bands and other articles for which he found a profitable market in the East.
Sence Old Time himself is a-storin' up the stunny years in his bag that can't be dickered with, or deceived.
We dickered a little more, and I agreed to pay them a large amount of gin and a certain sum of money.
Thinking that it might be possible to secure a canoe from here to Pueblo Viejo, we dickered with a boatman at the wharf.
In the presence of the editor, Mr. Joe Blethen, he dickered for the sale of an affidavit to discredit me.
"haggle, bargain in a petty way," 1802, American English, perhaps from dicker (n.) "a unit or package of tens," especially hides (attested from late 13c.), perhaps from Latin decuria "parcel of ten" (supposedly a unit of barter on the Roman frontier; cf. German Decher "set of ten things"), from decem "ten" (see ten) on model of centuria from centum.