brabble

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v brabble argue over petty things "Let's not quibble over pennies"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Brabble A broil; a noisy contest; a wrangle. "This petty brabble will undo us all."
    • v. i Brabble To clamor; to contest noisily.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • brabble To wrangle; dispute or quarrel noisily.
    • n brabble A broil; a clamorous contest; a wrangle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Brabble brab′bl to babble or clamour: to brawl or wrangle
    • n Brabble (Shak.) a clamorous contest, a brawl: a quibble
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. brabbelen, to talk confusedly. √95. Cf. Blab Babble

Usage

In literature:

Other whites take part in our brabbles, while temper holds out, with a certain schoolboy entertainment.
"A Footnote to History Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa" by Robert Louis Stevenson
All their debates were pacified by him; he put an end to their brabbling suits at law and wrangling differences.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Nothing but brabblings, scufflings, objurgations; a great outbreak ripening itself.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Hohenzollerns In Brandenburg--1412-1718" by Thomas Carlyle
He had hailed even the Treaty of Utrecht with welcome, in hopes it might at least end these Northern brabbles.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume IV. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich's Apprenticeship, First Stage--1713-1728" by Thomas Carlyle
Disdainful, to how high a degree, of AKAKIA brabbles, and Voltaire gossip for or against!
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich Like to be Overwhelmed in The Seven-Years War--1759-1760" by Thomas Carlyle
His wrath at their babble and petty brabble doubted that they did.
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith
All their debates were pacified by him; he put an end to their brabbling suits at law and wrangling differences.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
But now Patricia confessed to a restless longing for the sight of city streets and the brabble of city noises.
"The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush" by Francis Lynde
Other whites take part in our brabbles, while temper holds out, with a certain schoolboy entertainment.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This brabble, this farrago, this hocus-pocus!
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
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In news:

"They didn't cease, and agents discharged their weapons," said Victor Brabble, a spokesman for.
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