What is going on now in Pettifoggers Street, your Excellency?
Major Stuart and Colonel Matheny were lawyers, not pettifoggers.
"Tremble, pettifoggers, tremble," their glances seemed to say.
The surgeons are atomies and pettifoggers, who kill more than they cure.
Then they began to urge the peasant: Take them, take them to Pettifoggers Street!
And he built a ship—not a ship exactly, but a boat—so that they could sail across the ocean-sea, up to Pettifoggers Street.
Schoolmasters, and pettifoggers of all kinds, will find this an excellent piece of practical wisdom.
It was all a put-up job, so that the pettifoggers could make something out of it.
One who does business trickily; a person without professional honor: used chiefly of lawyers; as, pettifoggers and shysters.
But I wonder how the devil it was those cursed lawyers and pettifoggers did not find out that mistake of the date before!