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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rab·ble /ˈræbəl/
 烏合之眾,起鬨的群眾,下層社會,撥火棍(vt.)聚眾鬧事,用撥火棍攪動

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rab·ble, a. Of or pertaining to a rabble; like, or suited to, a rabble; disorderly; vulgar. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rab·ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rabbled p. pr. & vb. n. Rabbling ]
 1. To insult, or assault, by a mob; to mob; as, to rabble a curate.
    The bishops' carriages were stopped and the prelates themselves rabbled on their way to the house.   --J. R. Green.
 2. To utter glibly and incoherently; to mouth without intelligence. [Obs. or Scot.]
 3. To rumple; to crumple. [Scot.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rab·ble, v. i.  To speak in a confused manner. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rab·ble, n.
 1. A tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people; a mob; a confused, disorderly throng.
    I saw, I say, come out of London, even unto the presence of the prince, a great rabble of mean and light persons.   --Ascham.
    Jupiter, Mercury, Bacchus, Venus, Mars, and the whole rabble of licentious deities.   --Bp. Warburton.
 2. A confused, incoherent discourse; a medley of voices; a chatter.
 The rabble, the lowest class of people, without reference to an assembly; the dregs of the people. The rabble call him ‘lord.'”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rab·ble n.  Iron Manuf. An iron bar, with the end bent, used in stirring or skimming molten iron in the process of puddling.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rab·ble, v. t. To stir or skim with a rabble, as molten iron.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 rabble
      n 1: a disorderly crowd of people [syn: mob, rout]
      2: disparaging terms for the common people [syn: riffraff, ragtag,
          ragtag and bobtail]