Cribble
Cribble \Crib"ble\ (kr?b"b'l), n. [F. crible, LL. criblus sieve, fr. L. cribrum.] 1. A coarse sieve or screen. [1913 Webster]

2. Coarse flour or meal. [Obs.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cribble — Crib ble, a. Coarse; as, cribble bread. [Obs.] Huloet. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cribble — Crib ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cribbled} ( b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cribbling} ( bl?ng).] [Cf. F. cribler.] To cause to pass through a sieve or riddle; to sift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cribble — verb To pass something through a sieve …   Wiktionary

  • cribble — n. coarse flour; coarse strainer or sieve …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cribble — crib·ble …   English syllables

  • cribble — To push something through a sieve …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • cribble —  coarse meal, a degree better than bran …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • cribble — I. ˈkribəl noun ( s) Etymology: Middle French crible, from Late Latin criblum, alteration of Latin cribrum more at cribellum 1. : sieve, strainer 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cribbled — Cribble Crib ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cribbled} ( b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cribbling} ( bl?ng).] [Cf. F. cribler.] To cause to pass through a sieve or riddle; to sift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cribbling — Cribble Crib ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cribbled} ( b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cribbling} ( bl?ng).] [Cf. F. cribler.] To cause to pass through a sieve or riddle; to sift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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