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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRIBBLING

But when she saw me dribbling like a seal, she just ran forward and put her arms round me.

Dribbling a quiet message from his bladder came to go to do not to do there to do.

Her body was soiled and filthy with a grimy, dribbling redness.

The shower of lawyers' letters is dribbling and dropping more slowly.

And then there are moments when even this dribbling bombardment can be appalling.

"Of course he had no right to get into my boat, mamma," said Carlisle, dribbling water.

He sat down with a whimper and began to pluck at his dribbling lips.

My cabin is water-tight as to big splashes, but damp and dribbling.

The reward of $5,000, which Harry Arnold had advertised, drew a dribbling stream of callers to the inspector's office.

She was a horrible thing—filthy of breath, dirty, with dribbling mouth and red eyes.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.