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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Rabble


Rabble: noun - long series of words with little meaning or value (SA rather like a lot of modern poetry, then.); pack or swarm of animals; mob or disorderly crowd of people; a type of people imagined as gathered in a mob; people of the lowest class, the common or disorderly part of a population.

‘As Denise stepped out of the archway, she came face to face with a rabble and was forced to retreat in order to avoid being crushed by the onrushing mob.’

‘At the dog fight, the rabble gathered round, cursing and yelling encouragement to the poor beasts in the pit, forced to fight each other to earn money for their masters and the idiotic punters.’

Pic: Staithes harbour, North Yorkshire.
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