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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GABBLE, v. To do something clumsily, make a poor job of something, esp. of sewing or knitting (Fif. 1953).

[Appar. a voiced variant of *cabble, a Sc. form of Eng. cobble. See P.L.D. § 54 and cf. Garble, Gorble, v.3]

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