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BICK'ER, verb intransitive

1. To skirmish; to fight off and on; that is, to make repeated attacks. [But in this sense I believe Rarely used.]

2. To quarrel; to contend in words; to scold; to contend in petulant altercation. [This is the usual signification.]

3. To move quickly; to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame or water; as the bickering flame; the bickering stream.