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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).]
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(Mining & Quarrying) (tr) to shape (stone) roughly
[C17: from earlier scapple, from French escapler to shape (timber)]
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v.t. -bled, -bling.
to shape or dress (stone) roughly.
[1610–20; variant of scapple < Middle French escapeler to dress (timber)]
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Past participle: scabbled
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