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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Carp \Carp\ (k[aum]rp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Carped (k[aum]rpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Carping.] [OE. carpen to say, speak; from Scand. (cf. Icel. karpa to boast), but influenced later by L. carpere to pluck, calumniate.] 1. To talk; to speak; to prattle. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by at. [1913 Webster] Carping and caviling at faults of manner. --Blackw. Mag. [1913 Webster] And at my actions carp or catch. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]