(Austral, slang) a cook
There was no babbling brook in the background—just the sound of New York traffic.
Wedding Bells at N.Y. City Hall Jessica Bennett July 24, 2011
Skip across this little temporary bridge over this babbling brook and now—climb!
The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
Is the stream going steadily on, or is it rather like a babbling brook, making a pleasant murmur but with little power?
Papers and Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Library Association Held at Ottawa, Canada June 26-July 2, 1912 Various
Always she kept to the depth of the little ravine, through which ran a tiny, babbling brook.
Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
“It’ll be like having a picnic beside a babbling brook,” assented Mary.
The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston
My early life ran quiet beside a babbling brook, and there I sat and fished trout and fried them over an outdoor fire.
The Camp Fire Girls at Onoway House Hildegard G. Frey
Processions might come, and processions might go, but like the babbling brook, she could and would “go on for ever.”
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 20, 1893 Various
Grand free open-air lunch under the spreading sycamores and by the babbling brook.
The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
A man speaking of himself in general, is “a babbling brook;” of his wrongs, “a shining river.”
The Cloister and the Hearth Charles Reade
At our feet, a few yards from the mound, ran a babbling brook, which divided our farm from the next.
Ranald Bannerman’s Boyhood George MacDonald
- Babbling error
babbling error networking An Ethernet node attempting to transmit more than 1518 data bytes – the largest allowed Ethernet packet. This is why the Maximum Transmission Unit for IP traffic on Ethernet is 1500. [Why 1518?] (1998-03-13)
- Babcock test
a test for determining the butterfat content of milk and milk products, conducted by adding sulfuric acid to a sample and then centrifuging it in a flask with a calibrated neck in which the liquefied fat collects. Historical Examples The Babcock test for determining the butter fat, and the centrifugal separater for extracting the cream, […]
a baby or child. an innocent or inexperienced person. (usually initial capital letter) Southern U.S. (used, often before the surname, as a familiar name for a boy or man, especially the youngest of a family.) Slang. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a girl or woman, especially an attractive one: Her roommate is a real babe! an […]
- Babe in arms
An infant, as in She’s been a family friend since I was a babe in arms. Although the word “babe” for baby has been used since the 1300s, this phrase describing a child too young to walk (and hence having to be carried) dates only from about 1900.