Please volunteer! First come, first served and all that. I'll keep on posting until I find a successor. Prizes for anyone who can worm a Diana Wynne Jones book reference into your entries and so forth. Such ceremony!
1. to criticize, especially constantly or repeatedly, in a peevish or petty way; carp
2. to spend too much time and effort on inconsequential details
3. to work ineffectively; trifle
Clyde gave an exasperated sigh and proceeded to give Elizabeth the instructions she was missing all at once. "NOnononono, you've got to pivot your feet! Pivot! Move your HIPS, girl, your HIPS! TURN YOUR HEAD! TUUUUUUUUUUUUURN!"
"Quit niggling at me! I AM turning my head!" Elizabeth gasped in response as she whipped her body to the left in another attempt to throw her judo partner.
Honestly, though, that's not really niggling, since I did need those instructions. Anyone got something better?