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DRABBLE, verb transitive To draggle; to make dirty by drawing in mud and water; to wet and befoul; as, to drabble a gown or cloke. In scottish, this word signifies to dirty by slabbering, as if it were allied to dribble, drivel, from the root of drip, which coincides with drop.

DRABBLE, verb intransitive To fish for barbels with a long line and rod.