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Is it a true noun, or just a gerund? Mglovesfun (talk) 18:34, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Keep. I think this RFV is a bit backward; I can't find any non-nominal uses of caballing in the sense given, and more generally, I can't find any evidence, aside from the existence of this noun caballing, that there exists any verb cabal or caball or caballe with this sense. If you'd like to add this sense to cabal#Verb, we can RFV that, and if it that passes, then we can discuss removing the noun section here. —RuakhTALK 19:16, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes, does seem to be real. Needs wikifying though. I wonder what the etymology of this sense is? SemperBlotto 22:15, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
Withdrawn. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:26, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
Having just the same day made the entries cabbeling and cabbaling, I am a bit surprised to see this new entry. One reference work I checked spells this both "cabbeling", and "cabelling". My entry source is AMS Glossary. I'm no expert, but I wonder just what should be the correct entry and which the alternative spellings??. An etymology would be really helpful. -- ALGRIF talk 16:21, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
It is suggested that the word derives from a word meaning "conspiracy" But what language might that be, anyone? -- ALGRIF talk 16:48, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
Moved to scriptorium -- ALGRIF talk 16:53, 21 March 2010 (UTC)