Scapple
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 rubbing, as stone. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

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  • scapple — /ˈskæpəl/ (say skapuhl) verb (t) (scappled, scappling) → scabble …   Australian English dictionary

  • scapple — variant of scabble …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scabble — Scab ble, v. t. See {Scapple}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scabline — Scabling Scab ling, n. [See {Scapple}.] A fragment or chip of stone. [Written also {scabline}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scabling — Scab ling, n. [See {Scapple}.] A fragment or chip of stone. [Written also {scabline}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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 — [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

  • sculp — I. ˈskəlp transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin sculpere more at sculpture 1. obsolete : carve, engrave 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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