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[rab] /ræb/
a wooden beater for mixing plaster or mortar.
Origin of rab
First recorded in 1815-25, rab is from the French word rabot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • rab squealed, whirled and kicked, but Coaley was not there at that particular 116 moment.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • rab was an inferior title and rabban a superior one to rabbi.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • rab has the distinction of having studied his anatomy from the human body.

  • It is through the showing of his feelings that rab influences us.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10

    Charles Herbert Sylvester
  • He did not notice me, neither did rab, who presided behind the cart.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • I looked at and examined it carefully,-she and James watching me, and rab eying all three.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • rab leapt up, and settled himself; his head and eye to the dead face.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • In an instant rab was standing over him, threatening strangulation if he stirred.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • As he was telling Ailie the story, up came rab with that great swing of his.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • Most renowned of rab's successors was rab Huna, who died in 297.

    A Thousand Years of Jewish History

    Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris

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