Definitions

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  • v. To work roughly, or shape without finishing, as stone before leaving the quarry.
  • v. To dress in any way short of fine tooling or rubbing, as stone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To work roughly, or shape without finishing, as stone before leaving the quarry.
  • transitive v. To dress in any way short of fine tooling or rubbing, as stone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as scabble.

Etymologies

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Compare Old French eskaper, eschapler, to cut, hew, Late Latin scapello. Compare scabble.

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