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- (rare, obsolete) To make the sound like liquid or porridge makes when bubbling under heat, on a stove.
- 1827, “Noctes Ambrosianae”, in Blackwood's Magazine, volume 21, page 479:
- […] and also to blear your een, at the same time makin' the room so insufferably hot that water would pabble in a dish […]
- 1832, “Christopher at the Lakes”, in Blackwood's Magazine, volume 31, page 879:
- The hissing, and the fizzing, and the pabbling of the great pan in which the basted trouts are writhing.
- 1834, “Stephen Oliver on Angling”, in Blackwood's Magazine, volume 35, page 789:
- We hear them pabbling in the pan, as the landlady turns them lightly over with her knife in the buttered meal […]