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scab·ble

 (skăb′əl)
tr.v. scab·bled, scab·bling, scab·bles
To work or dress (stone) roughly, preliminary to fine tooling.

[Middle English scaplen, from Old North French escapler, to dress timber : es-, off (from Latin ex-; see ex-) + capler, to cut (from Vulgar Latin *capulāre, *cappulāre).]

scabble

(ˈskæbəl)
vb
(Mining & Quarrying) (tr) to shape (stone) roughly
[C17: from earlier scapple, from French escapler to shape (timber)]

scab•ble

(ˈskæb əl)

v.t. -bled, -bling.
to shape or dress (stone) roughly.
[1610–20; variant of scapple < Middle French escapeler to dress (timber)]

scabble


Past participle: scabbled
Gerund: scabbling

Imperative
scabble
scabble
Present
I scabble
you scabble
he/she/it scabbles
we scabble
you scabble
they scabble
Preterite
I scabbled
you scabbled
he/she/it scabbled
we scabbled
you scabbled
they scabbled
Present Continuous
I am scabbling
you are scabbling
he/she/it is scabbling
we are scabbling
you are scabbling
they are scabbling
Present Perfect
I have scabbled
you have scabbled
he/she/it has scabbled
we have scabbled
you have scabbled
they have scabbled
Past Continuous
I was scabbling
you were scabbling
he/she/it was scabbling
we were scabbling
you were scabbling
they were scabbling
Past Perfect
I had scabbled
you had scabbled
he/she/it had scabbled
we had scabbled
you had scabbled
they had scabbled
Future
I will scabble
you will scabble
he/she/it will scabble
we will scabble
you will scabble
they will scabble
Future Perfect
I will have scabbled
you will have scabbled
he/she/it will have scabbled
we will have scabbled
you will have scabbled
they will have scabbled
Future Continuous
I will be scabbling
you will be scabbling
he/she/it will be scabbling
we will be scabbling
you will be scabbling
they will be scabbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scabbling
you have been scabbling
he/she/it has been scabbling
we have been scabbling
you have been scabbling
they have been scabbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scabbling
you will have been scabbling
he/she/it will have been scabbling
we will have been scabbling
you will have been scabbling
they will have been scabbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scabbling
you had been scabbling
he/she/it had been scabbling
we had been scabbling
you had been scabbling
they had been scabbling
Conditional
I would scabble
you would scabble
he/she/it would scabble
we would scabble
you would scabble
they would scabble
Past Conditional
I would have scabbled
you would have scabbled
he/she/it would have scabbled
we would have scabbled
you would have scabbled
they would have scabbled
References in periodicals archive ?
Scabble existing concrete floor slab over area of new access steps, rebuild brickwork support wall as required; construct new in situ concrete steps, tied into existing slab using high yield dowel bars, all as detailed on drawings 1 and 2.Mild Steel Handrail Work - Supply and install new galvanised mild steel handrail to new steps at side of new access lift, all as detailed on drawings 1 and 2.Work is expected to be carried out during October 2016.All Contractors must visit the site to fully acquaint themselves with the full extent and nature of the works for all labour, material and plant to be included in their tender.
Whether in tunnel or trench, these workers then used a pick to 'scabble' a smooth finish.