Rabbling
Rabble Rab"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rabbled} (r[a^]b"b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rabbling} (r[a^]b"bl[i^]ng).] 1. To insult, or assault, by a mob; to mob; as, to rabble a curate. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The bishops' carriages were stopped and the prelates themselves rabbled on their way to the house. --J. R. Green. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter glibly and incoherently; to mouth without intelligence. [Obs. or Scot.] --Foxe. [1913 Webster]

3. To rumple; to crumple. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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