carp at

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To raise unnecessary or trivial objections:
phrasal verb
carp at
To scold or find fault with constantly:
Informal: henpeck.
References in classic literature ?
Men will dishonour their parents as they grow quickly old, and will carp at them, chiding them with bitter words, hard-hearted they, not knowing the fear of the gods.
Sam Carter caught the week's best carp at Trefaldu Fishery when he landed a 15lb common from Willow Lake.
FOCUSED: Two young anglers pit their wits against the cunning of the carp at Celtic Lakes in Lampeter