scab·​ble | \ ˈskabəl \
variants: or scapple \ -​apəl \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of scabble

1 : to work or shape roughly (as stone before leaving the quarry)
2 : to dress (as stone) in any way short of fine tooling or rubbing

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History and Etymology for scabble

Middle English scaplen, from Middle French escapler to dress timber

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“Scabble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scabble. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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