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Drab vs. Drib

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Drabnoun

A fabric, usually of thick cotton or wool, having a dull brownish yellow, dull grey, or dun colour.

Dribverb

(transitive) To cut off; chop off.

Drabnoun

The colour of this fabric.

Dribverb

(transitive) To cut off little by little; cheat by small and reiterated tricks; purloin.

Drabnoun

Often in the plural form drabs: apparel, especially trousers, made from this fabric.

Dribverb

(transitive) To entice step by step.

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Drabnoun

(by extension) A dull or uninteresting appearance or situation, unremarkable.

Dribverb

To appropriate unlawfully; to embezzle.

Drabnoun

(dated) A dirty or untidy woman; a slattern.

Dribverb

To shoot directly at short range.

Drabnoun

(dated) A promiscuous woman, a slut; a prostitute.

Dribverb

To shoot at a mark at short range.

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Drabnoun

A small amount, especially of money.

Dribverb

To shoot (a shaft) so as to pierce on the descent.

Drabnoun

A box used in a saltworks for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans.

Dribverb

To beat; thrash; drub.

Drabadjective

Of the colour of some types of drabcloth: dull brownish yellow or dun.

Dribverb

To scold.

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Drabadjective

(by extension) Particularly of colour: dull, uninteresting.

Dribverb

To strike another player's marble when playing from the trigger.

Drabverb

To consort with prostitutes; to whore.

Dribnoun

(obsolete) A drop.

Drabnoun

A low, sluttish woman.

Dribverb

To do by little and little

‘He who drives their bargain dribs a part.’;

Drabnoun

A lewd wench; a strumpet.

Dribverb

To lead along step by step; to entice.

‘With daily lies she dribs thee into cost.’;

Drabnoun

A wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans.

Dribverb

To shoot (a shaft) so as to pierce on the descent.

Drabnoun

A kind of thick woolen cloth of a dun, or dull brownish yellow, or dull gray, color; - called also drabcloth.

Dribnoun

A drop.

Drabnoun

A dull brownish yellow or dull gray color.

Dribnoun

a small portion or small amount of anything; - used mostly in the phrase dribs and drabs.

Drabverb

To associate with strumpets; to wench.

Drabadjective

Of a color between gray and brown.

Drabadjective

lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise;

‘her drab personality’; ‘life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas’; ‘a series of dreary dinner parties’;

Drabadjective

lacking brightness or color; dull;

‘drab faded curtains’; ‘sober Puritan gray’; ‘children in somber brown clothes’;

Drabadjective

depressing in character or appearance;

‘drove through dingy streets’; ‘the dismal prison twilight’; ‘drab old buildings’; ‘a dreary mining town’; ‘gloomy tenements’; ‘sorry routine that follows on the heels of death’;

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