Definitions of Gabbled

  1. of Gabble

Usage examples for Gabbled

  1. The walls were now built, and amid the clatter of the slater's hammers Biddy began to tell the plasterers of the beautiful pictures that would be seen in her window; and she gabbled on, mixing up her memories of the different windows she had seen, until at last her chatter grew wearisome, and they threw bits of mortar, laughing at her for a crazy old woman, or the priest would suddenly come upon them, and they would scatter in all directions, leaving him with Biddy. – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  2. " Blackie's Self- culture, Helps' Essays, Milton's Paradise Lost, and Tennyson's Enoch Arden," gabbled Samarendra in one breath. – Tales of Bengal by S. B. Banerjea
  3. I thought they were pressing me too far, but as they quite gabbled now with their tea and things, I hoped to pass it off. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  4. The women riding their donkeys over The level waste, the rounding gray in the distance were the only women we saw except those who seemed to be keeping the stations, and one very fat one who came to the train at a small town and gabbled volubly to some passenger who made no audible response. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  5. To complete his strange appearance, Captain Flint sat perched upon his shoulder and gabbled odds and ends of purposeless sea- talk. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. Whenever they neared the banks troops of monkeys appeared in the branches of the lofty trees, chattering and shaking their heads, or screaming in anger at this invasion of their territory; flights of macaws and other birds of gorgeous plumage flew overhead, generally in pairs; and here and there, perched on the lower branches, were seen huge white ducks, which nodded their heads and gabbled as the boats passed slowly by them. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. The others gabbled noisily, but to him words came with difficulty. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  8. The fat woman was already stepping down from the stage as she gabbled the final bars of her supposedly risky French song. – Command by William McFee
  9. Why, paupers' bodies are constantly sold, and the funeral services gabbled over a coffin full of stones. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  10. The word " going," rapidly gabbled gives the impression of a mechanical drill, biting its way irresistibly into some hard substance. – The Practice of Autosuggestion by C. Harry Brooks
  11. They gabbled among themselves and wagered on the verdict. – Life Sentence by James McConnell
  12. And these men gabbled and chattered faster and louder than the rest. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  13. Mr. Hobhouse gabbled a polite but slightly, evasive reply, and we walked on. – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  14. At the tables round them sat bushy- haired youths, who rolled long, thin cigars between their teeth, and nearly thrust their knuckles in each other's eyes as they gabbled Italian with fascinating rapidity. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  15. On Holy St. Nicholas's- day, a worthy citizen of the place, whose little son also was called Nicholas, prepared a feast for some guests, the chief ornament of which was a goose, as fine as ever gabbled and screamed in the Pfalz. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  16. Christianity was both wild and dull, he told himself, wild because of its obvious grotesqueness and impossibility, and dull because it was so utterly apart from the exhilarating stream of human life; it crept dustily about still, he knew, in little dark churches here and there; it screamed with hysterical sentimentality in Westminster Cathedral which he had once entered and looked upon with a kind of disgusted fury; it gabbled strange, false words to the incompetent and the old and the half- witted. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  17. The glow of childish transport that came over him when he reached the nonsense ending- so common in these tales- recalled me to myself, and I listened attentively while he gabbled with delighted haste: 'They found the path and I found the puddle. – The Aran Islands by John M. Synge
  18. I was aware that from such things I might, in the end, profit; but I'd get nothing, nothing in the world, from stereotyped sentiments and places and solemn gabbled information. – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer
  19. Then she poured out coffee, gabbled something about the " bueno maestro," and withdrew. – Bandit Love by Juanita Savage
  20. Tea was a long time in progress; all the guests gabbled as their hostess had expected they would. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë