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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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DRIB(B)LY-BE(A)RDS, Dribble-, n. comb. Curly kale boiled in fat broth (Uls. 1924 North. Whig (21 Jan.), -berds).Sc. 1733 Orpheus Caled. I. 54:
Is not Banocks and dribly Berds good Meat for thee?
Sc. a.1873 F. Grose Gl., MS. Add.:
Dribble-beards. Whole kale or greens boiled in the broth of fat meat, and lifted out on that side where the fat swims, so that part of it may adhere to them.

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