scabble

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English scaplen, from Old French escapler (to dress timber), from es- (off) (from Latin ex-) + capler (to cut) (from Vulgar Latin *capulre, *cappulre).

Verb[edit]

scabble (third-person singular simple present scabbles, present participle scabbling, simple past and past participle scabbled)

  1. To roughly dress stone.