Definition of Dabbling:
But a scaly tail, of a dolphin's growth, In the dabbling brine did soak: At last she opened her pearly mouth, Like an oyster, and thus she spoke: " You crimpt my father, who was a skate,- And my sister you sold- a maid; So here remain for a fish'ry fate, For lost you are, and betrayed!"- "The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood", Thomas Hood.
- "Castle Craneycrow", George Barr McCutcheon.
- "Down the Mother Lode", Vivia Hemphill.