transitive verb

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

Word History


Middle English scaplen, from Middle French escapler to dress timber

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“Scabble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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