Dib"ble (?), n. [See Dibble, v. i.]

A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which no set out plants or to plant seeds.

 

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Dib"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dibbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dibbling (?).] [Freq. of Prov. E. dib, for dip to thrust in. See Dip.]

To dib or dip frequently, as in angling.

Walton.

 

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Dib"ble, v. t.

1.

To plant with a dibble; to make holes in (soil) with a dibble, for planting.

2.

To make holes or indentations in, as if with a dibble.

The clayey soil around it was dibbled thick at the time by the tiny hoofs of sheep. H. Miller.

 

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