Scabble \Scab"ble\, v. t. See {Scapple}. [1913 Webster]

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  • scabble — [skab′əl] vt. scabbled, scabbling [earlier scapple < ME scaplen, aphetic < OFr escapeler, to dress timber < es (< L ex), intens. + chapler, to cut < Gmc * kappan, to split] to dress or shape (stone) roughly …   English World dictionary

  • scabble — /skab euhl/, v.t., scabbled, scabbling. to shape or dress (stone) roughly. [1610 20; var. of scapple < MF escapeler to dress (timber)] * * * …   Universalium

  • scabble — verb To roughly dress stone …   Wiktionary

  • scabble — v. cut or chisel stone roughly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scabble — scab·ble …   English syllables

  • scabble — scab•ble [[t]ˈskæb əl[/t]] v. t. bled, bling bui to shape or dress (stone) roughly • Etymology: 1610–20; var. of scapple < MF escapeler to dress (timber) …   From formal English to slang

  • scabble — /ˈskæbəl/ (say skabuhl) verb (t) (scabbled, scabbling) to shape or dress (stone or concrete) roughly, as for providing a key for adhesion of a finish. Also, scapple. {French escapeler dress timber} …   Australian English dictionary

  • scabble — …   Useful english dictionary

  • scap|ple — «SKAP uhl», transitive verb, pled, pling. = scabble. (Cf. ↑scabble) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scapple — Scap ple (sk[a^]p p l), v. t. [Cf. OF. eskapeler, eschapler, to cut, hew, LL. scapellare. Cf. {Scabble}.] (a) To work roughly, or shape without finishing, as stone before leaving the quarry. (b) To dress in any way short of fine tooling or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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