rabble

rabble
rabble
rabble1 [rab′əl]
n.
[ME rabel < ? or akin to ML rabulus, brawling, noisy < L rabula, a brawling advocate < rabere: see RABID]
a noisy, disorderly crowd; mob
vt.
rabbled, rabbling
to attack as or by a rabble; mob
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the rabble
the common people; the masses: a term of contempt
rabble2 [rab′əl]
n.
[Fr râble < OFr roable < ML rotabulum, poker < L rutabulum, stirrer < ruere, to rake up < IE base * reu-, to dig up > RID1, RUBBLE]
an iron bar used to stir and skim molten iron in puddling
vt.
rabbled, rabbling
to stir or skim with such a bar

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