They stickle on points of honor, and will have the greatest repugnance to the occupation of their capital.
Cringe, in the sense of to constrain; and so to stickle, or haggle.
But the magistrate was not in a frame of mind to stickle for nicety of expression.
I am not disposed to stickle for this particular phraseology.
Tis no time now to stickle over means and remedies; let him cure me who can, or let me die if I must, I thought.
stickle Pond is probably the best adapted of any of those available.
The interview ended with a present of half-a-bull to Micky from the convict, which the boy seemed to stickle at accepting.
Why, in this manner—but you mustnt mind my speaking out: we know each other well enough not to stickle at formalities—eh?
And for my part, if I may not have 'scythe' I stickle for 'sige'—the undoubted original.
Such is the influence of Government, that the Devil will every where stickle mightily, to have that siding with him.