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Icarus
41401.  Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:18 am Reply with quote

A dibble is a device to poke holes in the ground for seeds. They are often marked so one can be certain this year's Chelsea winner starts off exactly 2 inches below the Earth's surface.

An 18th century word, apparently, it can be used as a transitive verb. If you've been dibbled, you've been poked in the ground with a pointy stick.

http://www.wordsmyth.net/live/home.php?content=wotw/2000.0904/wotw_language

 
Mostly Harmless
41402.  Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:20 am Reply with quote

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djgordy
41403.  Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:26 am Reply with quote

Pure Top Cat.

 
Mr Grue
41404.  Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:28 am Reply with quote

Ah yes, Officer Dibble did come in for some pointed schtick.

 
Mostly Harmless
41406.  Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:32 am Reply with quote

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Tas
41407.  Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:32 am Reply with quote

Hmmm....I always thought that the device was called a dibber...at least that is the name of the ones that we used to sell when I was working in Do It All back in the days of yore.

:-)

Tas

 
djgordy
41409.  Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:35 am Reply with quote

I call them dibbers but dibble and dibber they are just synonyms.

 

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