The lad was too thirsty by now to cavil
at anything even remotely resembling water, so he drank his fill while Akut stood with raised head, alert for any danger.
Anne, far from wishing to cavil
at the pleasure, replied, "I can easily believe it.
It is ironic that while he frowns on "technicalities," he cavils
over the TROs service as not being in accord with the Rules of Court.
As a touring production this Herring had many virtues in terms of its versatile settings - such as designer Adam Wiltshire's perfectly-clipped trees having their foliage lifted off to reveal well-piled pyramids of greengrocery fruit (though his costume-designs seemed inconsistent in period), and Declan Randall's sensitive lighting - but Michael Barker-Caven's direction invited some cavils
And, of course, there were the usual cavils
of preferential treatment or permitted housing queue-jumping "for certain groups".
leadership, everyone else quarrels, frets and cavils
, and we get a concoction like a ''political steering committee'' to run orders of battle.
But these cavils
aside, Baker's welcome account throws a strong light on an American witchcraft episode that has not hitherto received the attention it clearly deserves.
I find the cavils
of selfappointed committees for the suppression of curiosity very tedious," he wrote.
But these are minor cavils
about a delightful, absorbing and varied book.