plural of carpus. the part of the upper extremity between the hand and the forearm; wrist. the wrist bones collectively; the group of bones between the bones of the hand and the radius. Historical Examples The Prince of carpi said of Erasmus he was so thin-skinned that a fly would draw blood from him. Yesterdays […]
a combination of -carp and -ic used in the formation of adjectives from stems in -carp: endocarpic. combining form a variant of -carpous
characterized by fussy or petulant faultfinding; querulous: carping criticism. petty faultfinding. to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably; be niggling in criticizing; cavil: to carp at minor errors. a peevish complaint. Contemporary Examples Facebook’s answer to its critics is: pay no attention to the carping. Facebook’s Dilemma: Invade Privacy or Go Bust David Frum […]
a town in SW California.