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driveling


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drivel  \Driv"el\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Driveled}or  {Drivelled}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Driveling}  or  {Drivelling}.]  [Cf.  OE 
  dravelen  drabelen  drevelen  drivelen,  to  slaver,  and  E. 
  drabble.  Cf  {Drool}.] 
  1.  To  slaver;  to  let  spittle  drop  or  flow  from  the  mouth, 
  like  a  child,  idiot,  or  dotard. 
 
  2.  [Perh.  a  different  word:  cf  Icel.  drafa  to  talk  thick.] 
  To  be  weak  or  foolish;  to  dote;  as  a  driveling  hero; 
  driveling  love.  --Shak.  Dryden. 




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