Bringing in more revenue than most African governments is hardly reason to carp.
Made with roe from mullet, carp, cod, lobsters, or even crab, taramasalata—salty, creamy, bright, with little pops!
Instead, they gave Americans tax cuts, defense hikes, and middle class spending, leaving Democrats to carp about deficits.
Vobla is a kind of fish of the size of Prussian carp, and is caught in the Volga.
Let 'em carp until they're as black in the face as a German carp.
A forge was erected on the carp River in 1847, making four blooms a day, each about four feet long and eight inches thick.
Without waiting for a reply, she went to carp, who was again at his work.
I find a disposition to carp at the settlement of the French quarrel, though without any good reason.
The day before she had only had a little cup of soup that carp had given her.
The women were not finding it amusing, and the men sat watching for anything they could carp at.
type of freshwater fish, late 14c., from Old French carpe "carp" (13c.) and directly from Vulgar Latin carpa (source also of Italian carpa, Spanish carpa), from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch carpe, Dutch karper, Old High German karpfo, German Karpfen "carp"); possibly the immediate source is Gothic *karpa. A Danube fish (hence the proposed East Germanic origin of its name), introduced in English ponds 14c. Lithuanian karpis, Russian karp are Germanic loan words.
"complain," early 13c., originally "to talk," from Old Norse karpa "to brag," of unknown origin; meaning turned toward "find fault with" (late 14c.), probably by influence of Latin carpere "to slander, revile," literally "to pluck" (see harvest (n.)). Related: Carped; carping.