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scabble

[ skab-uhl ]
/ ˈskæb əl /
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verb (used with object), scab·bled, scab·bling.

to shape or dress (stone) roughly.

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Origin of scabble

1610–20; variant of scapple<Middle French escapeler to dress (timber)
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British Dictionary definitions for scabble

scabble
/ (ˈskæbəl) /

verb

(tr) to shape (stone) roughly

Word Origin for scabble

C17: from earlier scapple, from French escapler to shape (timber)
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