War"ble (?), n. [Cf. Wormil.]

1. Far. (a)

A small, hard tumor which is produced on the back of a horse by the heat or pressure of the saddle in traveling.

(b)

A small tumor produced by the larvae of the gadfly in the backs of horses, cattle, etc. Called also warblet, warbeetle, warnles.

2. Zool.

See Wormil.

 

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War"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Warbling (?).] [OE. werbelen, OF. werbler; of Teutonic origin; cf. G. wirbeln to turn, to warble, D. wervelen, akin to E. whirl. See Whirl.]

1.

To sing in a trilling, quavering, or vibratory manner; to modulate with turns or variations; to trill; as, certain birds are remarkable for warbling their songs.

2.

To utter musically; to modulate; to carol.

If she be right invoked in warbled song. Milton.

Warbling sweet the nuptial lay. Trumbull.

3.

To cause to quaver or vibrate.

"And touch the warbled string."

Milton.

 

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War"ble, v. i.

1.

To be quavered or modulated; to be uttered melodiously.

Such strains ne'er warble in the linnet's throat. Gay.

3.

To sing in a trilling manner, or with many turns and variations.

"Birds on the branches warbling."

Milton.

3.

To sing with sudden changes from chest to head tones; to yodel.

 

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War"ble, n.

A quavering modulation of the voice; a musical trill; a song.

And he, the wondrous child, Whose silver warble wild Outvalued every pulsing sound. Emerson.

 

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