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paltering (plural palterings)
- Prevarication; dishonest bargaining, haggling.
- 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, chapter 40, in The Essayes, […], book I, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821:
- After an houres debating and paltring both parties will goe from their words and oaths for the getting or saving of a shilling […].