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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

CONFABBLE, CONFABLE, n. and v. Found only in Galt, but known to Abd.2, Fif.10 (1937). [kən′fɑbəl]

1. n. A confabulation, talk.Ayr. 1834 Galt Lit. Life III. iii.:
Mother had a confable anent me with the minister.

2. v. To confabulate.Ayr. 1823 Galt Entail III. xxviii.:
I hope ye'll confabble thegither anent the loss.

[There is only one example of confable in N.E.D. (c.1450), where it is given as “obs., rare.”]

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