Rabble



[rab-uh l] /ˈræb əl/

noun
1.
a disorderly crowd; mob.
2.
the rabble, the lower classes; the common people:
The nobility held the rabble in complete contempt.
verb (used with object), rabbled, rabbling.
3.
to beset as a rabble does; mob.
[rab-uh l] /ˈræb əl/ Metallurgy
noun
1.
a tool or mechanically operated device used for stirring or mixing a charge in a roasting furnace.
verb (used with object), rabbled, rabbling.
2.
to stir (a charge) in a roasting furnace.
/ˈræbəl/
noun
1.
a disorderly crowd; mob
2.
(derogatory) the rabble, the common people
/ˈræbəl/
noun
1.
Also called rabbler. an iron tool or mechanical device for stirring, mixing, or skimming a molten charge in a roasting furnace
verb
2.
(transitive) to stir, mix, or skim (the molten charge) in a roasting furnace
n.

c.1300, “pack of animals,” possibly related to Middle English rablen “to gabble, speak in a rapid, confused manner,” probably imitative of hurry, noise, and confusion (cf. Middle Dutch rabbelen, Low German rabbeln “to chatter”). Meaning “tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people” is from late 14c.; applied contemptuously to the common or low part of any populace from 1550s.

iron bar for stirring molten metal, 1864, from French râble, from Old French roable, from Latin rutabulum “rake, fire shovel,” from ruere to rake up (perhaps cognate with Lithuanian raju “to pluck out,” German roden “to root out”).

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