from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To work or dress (stone) roughly, preliminary to fine tooling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To roughly dress stone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. See scapple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In stone-working, to dress with a broad chisel or heavy pointed pick after pointing or broaching, and preparatory to finer dressing.
Workers used a device like a pneumatic drill to "scabble" the concrete, knocking off the surface layer.
I often play monkeys at scabble and win handsomely ... so its all old nuts to me
It seems that Alun had decided on a depiction of himself with a Welsh Language scabble board.