Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of garble.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Picking out; sorting.
  • n. plural The worst part or refuse of a staple commodity.
  • n. The act or practice of falsifying what has been said or written by partial or misleading quotation.
  • n. Rubbish found mixed with a cargo which has been stowed in bulk.

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Examples

  • In his quotations from that speech, as he has made them upon former occasions, the extracts were taken in such a way as, I suppose, brings them within the definition of what is called garbling, —taking portions of a speech which, when taken by themselves, do not present the entire sense of the speaker as expressed at the time.

    Last Joint Debate, at Alton. Mr. Lincoln's Reply

  • In his quotations from that speech, as he has made them upon former occasions, the extracts were taken in such a way as, I suppose, brings them within the definition of what is called garbling, -- taking portions of a speech which, when taken by themselves, do not present the entire sense of the speaker as expressed at the time.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Abraham Lincoln Writings

  • Set your house in order with the Government for arrears of time and paper, and leave vengeance to the Lord, who will forgive my "garbling"

    The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

  • M3 sometimes does a good job of garbling translations ... it's the "Association of Former Border Patrol Agents" which is not so much a retiree group as a lobbying organization for MORE cops along the border.

    Most victims of violent crime in Mexico not connected with narcotics

  • But once they married and Amy got her tiger mom claws in Jed, all of that garbling suddenly turned into growls.

    A husband in the eye of Amy Chua, the Tiger Mother

  • Or is it like trapped voice - strangled & garbling solutions

    Many Morning

  • I just came home from the Knicks game and found out about the mess that was created by my garbling a sentence on our show this morning; I apologize for not addressing it sooner.

    Mike Greenberg's MLK Gaffe: 'Martin Luther Coon' (VIDEO)

  • My words began to run up against one another, progressively garbling under the weight of her granite stare.

    Why physicians hate to admit their errors, even to themselves

  •  But when he tried to explain how he had come to be where he was, he couldn't find a suitable place to start and thus kept garbling people and events until finally it was as if his life was deck of cards shuffled by somebody who was indeed truly out to get him.

    Bread, Fish, Serpent, Stone (continued)

  • She spoke with a lag in her voice, the emblematic speech of cerebral palsy that draws out every syllable, slowing words down, sometimes garbling them beyond comprehension.

    Knowing Jesse

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