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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Drab"ble
To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak.

Etymology: ���.See Drab Draff

verb Drab"ble
To fish with a long line and rod; as, to drabble for barbels.

From Middle English drabelan

From a word game in Monty Python's Big Red Book in which the first player to write a novel wins; the UK Science Fiction fandom agreed that 100 words will suffice; not, as is sometimes stated, from the surname of the author Margaret Drabble.

  1. A short fictional story, typically in fan fiction, sometimes exactly 100 words long.

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Drabble

    A. S. Byatt is a writer. Her ongoing career started in 1964. A. was given the name Antonia Susan Drabble on August 24th, 1936 in Sheffield, England.


    Margaret Drabble is a novelist, biographer, and critic. Margaret was born on June 5th, 1939 in Sheffield, England, UK.


    Phil Drabble was an author and television presenter. Phil was given the name Philip Percy Cooper Drabble on May 13th, 1914. He left this life on July 29th, 2007.


    Frank Drabble was a soccer player for the Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Nottingham Forest F.C., Burnley F.C., Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C., Southport F.C., Bolton Wanderers F.C., and Queens Park Rangers F.C. Frank was born on July 8th, 1888 in Southport, England. He left this life in 1964.


    Gareth was born on July 6th, 1990 in Newcastle upon Tyne.


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    Past life for Drabble born Feb 16, 1993

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

    As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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