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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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  • He twitched the reins, and Coaley obediently shouldered rab out of the trail and turned him neatly toward the Douglas ranch.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • It is through the showing of his feelings that rab influences us.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 Charles Herbert Sylvester
  • rabbet, rab′et, n. a groove cut in the edge of a plank so that another may fit into it.

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

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • rab has the distinction of having studied his anatomy from the human body.

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

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • Perhaps rab and his friends came to my mind because bounding round us on our visit to the hospital was a beautiful Scotch collie.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • In an instant rab was standing over him, threatening strangulation if he stirred.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • The best of these stories and one of the finest ever written is rab and His Friend.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 Charles Herbert Sylvester
  • rab squealed, whirled and kicked, but Coaley was not there at that particular 116 moment.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower

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