- " Yes, sir; directly, sir," says Babbitt. - "Shorty McCabe", Sewell Ford.
- Roughly a third of the tin consumed within the United States goes into tin- plate, a third into solder and babbitt metal, and a third into miscellaneous uses. - "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.
- Mrs. Babbitt thought that personal appeals might bring citizens to the rescue, and in an interval of black darkness between lightning flashes, escaped through a back cellar way, and had almost reached the shelter of a cornfield adjoining the garden, when the lightning revealed her and three men started in pursuit. - "Half a Century", Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm.