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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRIBBLE

Under the dribble of the mucilage the fire in his eyes had flickered and sunk.

Others, who had spent the evening dining, began to dribble in.

When it was observed that Mr. Pike did not fire, the rest began to dribble into view.

What beautiful ringlets those were that used to dribble over them!

Who could dribble and keep possession of the ball like Weir?

A dribble of blood, dried on the sands, marked it all the way.

“Nothing but the chatter of the first dribble of the supper crowd,” I answered.

All he could do, however, was to dribble a slow one to the box.

What do I care for his dribble of drink and his deceiving tongue?

By this time some of the 5th Division had begun to dribble away.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, frequentative of obsolete verb drib (1520s), variant of drip (v.). Sports sense first used of soccer (1863), basketball sense is by 1892 (implied in dribbling). Related: Dribbled; dribbling. As a noun from 1670s.

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