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It looks to me as if 'twould be pretty good business to dicker with him.

Yet the men had an ineradicable propensity to dicker among themselves.

"I did not," confessed Mr. Dicker, with a mixture of shame and abhorrence.

Dicker, I want you to bring in a bill to make Fastburg the only capital.

"I'm a hustler on a dicker, and a hellion on junk," snapped the boss.

Some other team in the American league trying to make a dicker for you?

I know him; that is to say, I want to dicker with you, and through you with Jones.

For his services, Mr. Dicker received from the Lords of the Treasury the sum of 500l.

Published tariffs were only the starting point for "higgle" and "dicker."

Or carrying a cheap-jack Bradford agent to make a dicker in wool?

WORD ORIGIN

"haggle, bargain in a petty way," 1802, American English, perhaps from dicker (n.) "a unit or package of tens," especially hides (attested from late 13c.), perhaps from Latin decuria "parcel of ten" (supposedly a unit of barter on the Roman frontier; cf. German Decher "set of ten things"), from decem "ten" (see ten) on model of centuria from centum.

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