Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See bauble.
  • noun See bauble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A trinket. See bauble.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Common misspelling of bauble.
  • noun Archaic spelling of bauble.

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Examples

  • A foolish kind of bawble, after all; but it looks not amiss on the outside of one’s coach if the inside contain not Did/say a monkey, Lucy?

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • If he be a little sickish of that distemper and that he will somtimes spend a penny upon a Libel or new Tiding; that is a great pleasure for you, because you know that the Booksellers and Printers must live; and every fool must have one or t'other bawble to play with.

    The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the Second Part, The Confession of the New Married Couple

  • So I am the haggard old fisherman who replaced the lost bawble in the royal treasury!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 49, November, 1861

  • Children, youths, adults, and old men, all are led by one bawble or another.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • Nay, this poor bawble it bequeathed, —my eyes grow moist and dim,

    On Lending a Punch-Bowl

  • Not allowed to dispose of money, or call any thing their own, they learn to turn the market penny; or, should a husband offend, by staying from home, or give rise to some emotions of jealousy-a new gown, or any pretty bawble, smooths Juno's angry brow.

    A vindication of the rights of woman

  • Two pages and three gentlemen were waiting upon him, and Mad Noll, the jester, stood at the head of the bed, now and then jingling his bawble and passing some quaint jest upon the chance of making his master smile.

    Men of Iron

  • Two pages and three gentlemen were waiting upon him, and Mad Noll, the jester, stood at the head of the bed, now and then jingling his bawble and passing some quaint jest upon the chance of making his master smile.

    Men of Iron

  • Little did they know that at that moment the presidency of the famous Hasheesh Club appeared to Charley the veriest bawble in the world.

    Duffels

  • Children, youths, adults, and old men, all are led by one bawble or another.

    The Conduct of Life (1860)

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