Definition of Scabbling

1. Verb. (present participle of scabble) ¹



2. Noun. Pieces of stone remaining from the process of reducing a stone to a rough square by the axe or hammer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scabbling

1. scabble [v] - See also: scabble

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scabbling

scabbard
scabbard trachea
scabbarded
scabbarding
scabbards
scabbed
scabbedness
scabbier
scabbiest
scabbily
scabbiness
scabbing
scabble
scabbled
scabbles
scabbling (current term)
scabblings
scabby
scabby mouth
scabicidal
scabicide
scabicides
scabies
scabietic
scabieticide
scabiosa
scabiosas
scabious
scabiouses
scabland

Literary usage of Scabbling

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1881)
"scabbling-axe, sb. Vide Scabble. ... sb. the chips or refuse of stone made in ' scabbling' it. ..."

2. Leicestershire Words, Phrases, and Proverbs by Arthur Benoni Evans (1881)
"Scabble, va to rough-dress stone with an axe for the purpose, called a ' scabbling-axe.' scabbling-axe, sb. Vide Scabble. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Appellate Court of the State by Indiana Appellate Court, Appellate Court, Indiana (1904)
"It is shown that a number of men, including decedent, employed by the stone company, had come over from other tracks where they had been scabbling stone, ..."

4. An Encyclopædia of Architecture: Historical, Theoretical, and Practical by Joseph Gwilt (1842)
"In Aberdeen, where the stone is very hard, being a granite, they use the scabbling hammer, by which they pick the stone until the surface has nearly ..."

5. A Treatise on Masonry Construction by Ira Osborn Baker (1899)
"... and mixing) 1 50 scabbling, laying, scaffolding, hoisting machinery, etc., 2 50 Net cost $8 63 Profit to contractor, say 15 per cent., 1 30 Total cost ..."

6. A Treatise on Masonry Construction by Ira Osborn Baker (1889)
"... for the foregoing ashlar, will be about as follows: Getting out the stone from the quarry by blasting, allowing | for vaste in scabbling, 1| cu. yds. ..."

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