• WordNet 3.6
    • v dibble make a hole with a wooden hand tool "dibble the ground"
    • v dibble plant with a wooden hand tool "dibble Spring bulbs"
    • n dibble a wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dibble A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which no set out plants or to plant seeds.
    • v. i Dibble To dib or dip frequently, as in angling.
    • Dibble To make holes or indentations in, as if with a dibble. "The clayey soil around it was dibbled thick at the time by the tiny hoofs of sheep."
    • Dibble To plant with a dibble; to make holes in (soil) with a dibble, for planting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dibble A pointed tool, often merely a short, stout, pointed stick, used in gardening and agriculture to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs, setting out plants, etc.
    • dibble To plant with a dibble, or to make holes in for planting seeds, etc.; make holes or indentations in, as if with a dibble.
    • dibble To dip or let the bait fall gently into the water, as in angling.
    • n dibble A planting implement which carries the seed in the handle and drops it from the point by means of a slide, when inserted in the earth.
    • n dibble A pair of wheels drawn by a horse, and furnished with cogs which make holes for seed: used in cotton-planting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dibble dib′l a pointed tool used for making holes to put seed or plants in—also Dibb′er
    • v.t Dibble to plant with a dibble
    • v.i Dibble to make holes: to dip, as in angling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Freq. of Prov. E. dib, for dip, to thrust in. See Dip


In literature:

Believe it was Dr. Dibble.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
This completed the dibble.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
Han Siang Dsi has a flower-basket and a dibble.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
And all the time he talked his hands were dabbling, his thumbs gouging, his dibble cutting and smoothing.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
Dibble, Fred Beaumont, Jefferson Co. Dist.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Rather, like gardeners, they seem to cultivate them, pressing and dibbling as required.
"My First Summer in the Sierra" by John Muir
On the following day make holes in the bed, with a dibble, ten inches deep, in which suspend a thermometer half way down for an hour.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
Of last year's first school team five men return: Emerson, full-back; Dibble and Davis, half-backs; Cadwalader and Edwards, guards.
"Harper's Round Table, September 24, 1895" by Various
They may be either set in a trench, or dibbled into a specially prepared bed.
"Roses and Rose Growing" by Rose Georgina Kingsley
A wooden dibble served them instead of a plough to turn up the earth.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
I went down into the forecastle, and here Tony Dibble, a hand, managed to hunt me up some dry clothing.
"The Last Cruise of the Spitfire" by Edward Stratemeyer
With a garden dibble, or some other like tool make a place for each plant.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
To riper age, the plough, the hoe, and the dibble.
"William Shakespeare as he lived." by Henry Curling
Clark & Dibble successfully carried to completion the two and one-tenths miles of macadam west of Rainier.
"Third Biennial Report of the Oregon State Highway Commission" by S. Benson, W. L. Thompson, R. A. Booth, Herbert Nunn
Dam IDA 1ST (1325) by Red Rover (352); 2d dam Victoria (1513) by Dibble (176) imported; 3d dam Sophia (1053) by Dibble (176).
"Herd Record of the Association of Breeders of Thorough-Bred Neat Stock" by Various
But, of course, it was Mrs. Dibble who could tell the most, and who was more in demand than ever.
"St. Nicholas Vol. XIII, September, 1886, No. 11" by Various
Thirty dollars was allowed to J. R. Brown and W. B. Dibble, each, for carrying election returns to Prairie du Chien.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
He is now dibbling in the potato-sets, and cannot be spared.
"The Making of William Edwards" by Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks
It is that of the Dibble family of Wisconsin.
"Quodlibet" by John P. Kennedy
Don't b'lieb no dibble ever dere!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 65, No. 403, May, 1849" by Various

In poetry:

Who sets for heresy his traps
Of verbal quirk and quibble,
And weeds the garden of the Lord
With Satan's borrowed dibble.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

When Mid-Atlantic Sports Network offered Rob Dibble a two-year contract to be an analyst on Washington Nationals television broadcasts, he insisted the network add a third year.
The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network announced Tuesday that former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Rob Dibble will replace Don Sutton as the color analyst for Washington Nationals games.
Dibble Says He'll Seek Counseling.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Rob Dibble , who has had a penchant this season for throwing baseballs wildly at batters, runners and into the stands, said today that he would seek counseling to control his emotions.
But Rob Dibble threw the ball, and you know what happens when Rob Dibble gets his hand on a baseball.
Dibble Displays His New Courtly Reserve.
CHA defense takes a pounding from Tazden Jevens, Dibble 's 210-pound running back.
Christian Heritage punches back, holds off bruising Dibble .
Larry Dibble, a theater director at The Wellington School, allegedly fondled a student, 10TV News reported.
A former Wellington School student claimed that Lawrence Dibble had inappropriate contact with her, 10TV's Tanisha Mallett reported.
Dibble, 41, was arrested Wednesday.
Larry Dibble, 41, the theater director at The Wellington School, allegedly fondled a student on school property last year.
We all have a tough schedule to deal with every week but I'm not sure any of us have it as tough as Earl Dibbles Jr Earl is a hard working singer…um, I mean "Country Boy".
Marie@pvdemocrat.com — In Big 8 Tournament action, the Wynnewood Lady Savages held off Dibble for a 44-41 win in the third place game Friday night.
Alinah Rose Bretl of Arkwright and Alex Dibble of Cassadaga were united in marriage at 4 pm on Sept 21, 2012, at Our Mother of Good Counsel in Blasdell.