from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To throw into confusion or disorder.
- v. To render maudlin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To throw onto confusion or disorder; to render maudlin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render maudlin; throw into confusion or disorder.
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But I tell you, Mr. Farwell, and you take it for truth, when Jerry begins to maudle about repentance, it's just before a-- debauch.