GARBLE

falsify, distort, garble, warp

(verb) make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Verb

garble (third-person singular simple present garbles, present participle garbling, simple past and past participle garbled)

To pick out such parts (of a text) as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert

To make false by mutilation or addition

(obsolete) To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dross or dirt

Noun

garble (countable and uncountable, plural garbles)

Confused or unintelligible speech.

(obsolete) Refuse; rubbish.

(obsolete) Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; garblings.

Anagrams

• Gabler, Grable, garbel

Source: Wiktionary


Gar"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garbled; p. pr. & vb. n. Garbling.] Etym: [Formerly, to pick out, sort, OF. grabeler, for garbeler to examine precisely, garble spices, fr. LL. garbellare to sift; cf. Sp. garbillar to sift, garbillo a coarse sieve, L. cribellum, dim. of cribrum sieve, akin to cernere to separate, sift (cf. E. Discern); or perh. rather from Ar. gharbal, gharbil, sieve.]

1. To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt; as, to garble spices. [Obs.]

2. To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.

Gar"ble, n.

1. Refuse; rubbish. [Obs.] Wolcott.

2. pl.

Definition: Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; -- also called garblings.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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According to Guinness World Records, the most massive cup of coffee contained 22,739.14 liters and was created by Alcaldía Municipal de Chinchiná (Colombia) at Parque de Bolívar, Chinchiná, Caldas, Colombia, on 15 June 2019. Fifty people worked for more than a month to build this giant cup. The drink prepared was Arabic coffee.

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