garbler
noun see garble I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Garbler — Gar bler, n. One who garbles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • garbler — garble ► VERB ▪ reproduce (a message or transmission) in a confused and distorted way. ► NOUN ▪ a garbled account or transmission. DERIVATIVES garbler noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «sift out, cleanse»: from an Arabic word meaning «sift» …   English terms dictionary

  • garbler — See garble. * * * …   Universalium

  • Garbler — Official who visited shops and warehouses to check the purity of spices. [< MdEngl. garble = to sift, to remove dross] Cf. Averia de pondere …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • garbler — n. one who garbles, one who mixes up (i.e. words, facts, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • garbler — gar·bler …   English syllables

  • garbler — b(ə)lə(r) noun ( s) : one that garbles; specifically : one that sifts spices …   Useful english dictionary

  • Garbler mince — 1. within the next half hour: I ll be with you in a garbler mince ; 2. greetings: With the garbler mince of the Gem of Directors …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • garbler mince — Australian Slang 1. within the next half hour: I ll be with you in a garbler mince ; 2. greetings: With the garbler mince of the Gem of Directors …   English dialects glossary

  • garbler of spices — An ancient officer in the city of London, who might enter into any shop, warehouse, etc., to view and search drugs and spices, and garble and make clean the same, or see that it be done. Card, or garde. L. Fr. Wardship; care; custody; also the… …   Black's law dictionary

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