His voice is now shriller, the sobbing more pathetic, and the words begin to garble as he swallows water.
It will put his case as it is, not as others might garble it, and will obtain the sympathy of all.'
We regret to be compelled to garble in our extract so fine a passage of writing.
He is of the same opinion to the end, you see, although he has been obliged to cloak and garble that opinion for political ends.
I had rather consult the papers for myself: for I should not garble them, taking just what suited me, but should read the whole.
At the very least, if he must garble, let him garble rhythmically, and not add splay feet to spoiled force.
He may refuse to publish improper articles, but he may not garble and misrepresent them without incurring reproof.
He stood on the brim of garble's lake, shallow and artificial as his past life had been.
At garble's, that nightly resort of titled rips and roysterers, he usually spent the early hours of his evenings.
As it is dangerous to garble law papers, we shall lay the document before the public just as it appeared.
early 15c., "to inspect and remove refuse from (spices)," from Anglo-French garbeler "to sift" (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin and Italian garbellare, from Arabic gharbala "to sift and select spices," related to kirbal "sieve," perhaps from Late Latin cribellum, diminutive of Latin cribrum "sieve" (see crisis). Apparently a widespread word among Mediterranean traders (cf. Italian garbellare, Spanish garbillo); sense of "mix up, confuse, distort language" (by selecting some things and omitting others) first recorded 1680s. Related: Garbled; garbling.