3. To move quickly and unsteadily, or with a pattering noise; to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame.
They [streamlets] bickered through the sunny shade.
1. A skirmish; an encounter. [Obs.]
2. A fight with stones between two parties of boys. [Scot.] Jamieson.
3. A wrangle; also, a noise,, as in angry contention.
(Bick"er*er) n. One who bickers.
1. A skirmishing. "Frays and bickerings." Milton.
2. Altercation; wrangling.
(Bick"er*ment) n. Contention. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Bick"ern) n. [F. bigorne. See Bicorn.] An anvil ending in a beak or point (orig. in two beaks); also,
the beak or horn itself.
(Bi*col"li*gate) a. [L. bis twice + colligatus, p. p. See Colligate, v. t. ] (Zoöl.) Having the
anterior toes connected by a basal web.
(Bi"col`or Bi"col`ored) a. [L. bicolor; bis twice + color color.] Of two colors.
(Bi*con"cave) a. [Pref. bi- + concave.] Concave on both sides; as, biconcave vertebræ.
(Bi*con"ju*gate) a. [Pref. bi- + conjugate, a.] (Bot.) Twice paired, as when a petiole
forks twice. Gray.
(Bi*con"vex) a. [Pref. bi- + convex.] Convex on both sides; as, a biconvex lens.
(Bi"corn Bi"corned Bi*cor"nous) a. [L. bicornis; bis twice + cornu horn: cf. F. bicorne. Cf. Bickern.]
Having two horns; two-horned; crescentlike.
(Bi*cor"po*ral) a. [Pref. bi- + corporal.] Having two bodies.
(Bi*cor"po*rate) a. [Pref. bi- + corporate.] (Her.) Double-bodied, as a lion having one
head and two bodies.
(Bi*cos"tate) a. [Pref. bi- + costate.] (Bot.) Having two principal ribs running longitudinally,
as a leaf.
(Bi*cre"nate) a. [Pref. bi- + crenate.] (Bot.) Twice crenated, as in the case of leaves whose
crenatures are themselves crenate.
(Bi`cres*cen"tic) a. [Pref. bi- + crescent.] Having the form of a double crescent.
(Bi*cru"ral) a. [Pref. bi- + crural.] Having two legs. Hooker.
(Bi*cus"pid Bi*cus"pid*ate) a. [See pref. Bi-, and Cuspidate.] Having two points or prominences; ending
in two points; said of teeth, leaves, fruit, etc.