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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of fribble.
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He fribbled away his time collecting bric – a – brac and drinking tea with old ladies; yet wrote the best letters in the language in the midst of the chatter; knew everyone; went everywhere; and, as he said,
And when Barnes and his fellow band mates have slaved away creating an excellent sonic backdrop, it is painfully disappointing to have it fribbled away by a poor set of pipes.
Mr. Lovelace says of the nervous Mr. Hickman, who has been charged by Miss Howe (Clarissa's best friend) to whom Hickman is engaged, to visit Lovelace in order to get the record straight, that he "fribbled with is waistcoat buttons."
When a little recovered, he fribbled with his waistcoat buttons, as if he had been telling his beads.)