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The action of "rabble"; an instance of this.
The action of raking, stirring, or skimming molten metal, ore, etc., in a furnace using a rabble.
Belonging to or characteristic of a rabble; disorderly, rowdy.
Late 17th century. From rabble + -ing. Compare earlier rabbling<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Tomlinson (1808–1897), science teacher and writer. From rabble + -ing<br>late 16th century; earliest use found in R. B. (d. 1561). From rabble + -ing.
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