Bedrabble

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Bedrabble To befoul with rain and mud; to drabble.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bedrabble To make wet and dirty with rain and mud.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

His clothes were bedrabbled down the front with soap and water.
"The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete" by William Dean Howells
Ruth, wet and bedrabbled as she was, did not think of her own discomfort.
"Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies" by Alice B. Emerson
Her bedrabblement had been the forerunner of the gift of flowers from the boy.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Crossing the Bend, the company was strung to a long, bedrabbled line.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
I am sure she won't want you bedrabbled objects hanging around her windows.
"The Campfire Girls on Station Island" by Margaret Penrose
Now she dashed out and seized the bedrabbled looking stranger by the hand.
"Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm" by Alice B. Emerson
In his half naked and bedrabbled condition he hesitated to make his exit, and returned to the bottom of the stairs.
"The Captain of the Janizaries" by James M. Ludlow
***