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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Gabel  \Ga"bel\,  n.  [F.  gabelle,  LL  gabella,  gabulum,  gablum;  of 
  uncertain  origin.  Cf.{Gavel}  tribute.]  (O.  Eng.  Law) 
  A  rent,  service,  tribute,  custom,  tax,  impost,  or  duty;  an 
  excise.  --Burrill. 
  He  enables  St  Peter  to  pay  his  gabel  by  the  ministry 
  of  a  fish.  --Jer.  Taylor.