Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of scabble.
  • n. Pieces of stone remaining from the process of reducing a stone to a rough square by the axe or hammer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chip or fragment of stone.
  • n. Same as boasting, 2.

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Examples

  • For someone with 25 years of experience you are doing a lot of "scabbling" to keep up with Obama.

    Obama considers trip to Iraq

  • Now she is knocking on, relatively, and has been writing drivel about make-up for the last few years she is scabbling desperately for relevance.

    Narcissism: the new journalism

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