Drabbling
Drabble Drab"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drabbling}.] [???.See {Drab}, {Draff}.] To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dräbbling — Treppenstufe …   Hunsrückisch-Hochdeutsch

  • drabbling — drab·ble || dræbl v. besmear; bedraggle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drabbling — drabbˈling noun A manner of fishing for barbels with a rod and long line passed through a piece of lead • • • Main Entry: ↑drabble …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drabble — Drab ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drabbling}.] [???.See {Drab}, {Draff}.] To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drabbled — Drabble Drab ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drabbling}.] [???.See {Drab}, {Draff}.] To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drabble — /drab euhl/, v.t., v.i., drabbled, drabbling. to draggle; make or become wet and dirty. [1350 1400; ME drabelen < MLG drabbeln to wade in liquid mud, bespatter, equiv. to drabbe liquid mud + eln freq. v. suffix; see DRAB2, DRAFF] * * * …   Universalium

  • drabble — /ˈdræbəl/ (say drabuhl) verb (drabbled, drabbling) Rare –verb (t) 1. to make wet and dirty; draggle. –verb (i) 2. to become wet and dirty. {Middle English drabelen, ? from Low German drabbeln to wade in muddy water} …   Australian English dictionary

  • drabble — [drab′əl] vt. drabbled, drabbling [ME drabelen, akin to (or < ?) LowG drabbeln, to walk in mud or water] to make wet and dirty by dragging in mud and water; draggle vi. to become drabbled …   English World dictionary

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