Cavy



any of several short-tailed or tailless South American rodents of the family Caviidae, as the guinea pig, capybara, or agouti.
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noun (pl) -vies
any small South American hystricomorph rodent of the family Caviidae, esp any of the genus Cavia, having a thickset body and very small tail See also guinea pig

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    to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily (usually followed by at or about): He finds something to cavil at in everything I say. to oppose by inconsequential, frivolous, or sham objections: to cavil each item of a proposed agenda. a trivial and annoying objection. the raising of such objections. Contemporary Examples Historical […]

  • Cavils

    to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily (usually followed by at or about): He finds something to cavil at in everything I say. to oppose by inconsequential, frivolous, or sham objections: to cavil each item of a proposed agenda. a trivial and annoying objection. the raising of such objections. Historical Examples verb […]



  • Caviler

    to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily (usually followed by at or about): He finds something to cavil at in everything I say. to oppose by inconsequential, frivolous, or sham objections: to cavil each item of a proposed agenda. a trivial and annoying objection. the raising of such objections. Historical Examples verb […]

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