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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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CABLE, v. Sc. variant of Eng. cobble, to join or put together roughly, to patch up in a slipshod or clumsy way. See P.L.D. § 54. [kɑbl]Gsw. 1732 Records Trades Ho. (Lumsden 1934) 174:
Refuseing to obey an act of the skinner trade anent cableing sheep and Lamb skinns.

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