caballing

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Noun[edit]

caballing ‎(countable and uncountable, plural caballings)

  1. (oceanography) Alternative form of cabbeling.
  2. (dated) Secret plotting.
    • 1810, Daniel Horsmanden, The New York Conspiracy:
      And lastly, the examinant saith, that from the beginning of these conversations with the said Mary Burton, about these plottings and caballings between the Hughsons and the negroes []
    • Thomas Longueville, The Curious Case of Lady Purbeck:
      In all these negotiations, and caballings, and intriguings, the person most concerned, Frances Coke, the beauty and the heiress, was only the ball in the game.

Verb[edit]

caballing

  1. present participle of cabal