- He meant to confine himself, he said at starting, rather to the manner of choosing than to the persons to be chosen, and he never denounced bribery, intimidation, rioting, rabbling, and every form of interference with the electors' freedom of choice, in more energetic language. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
- But this strange and unfriendly critic was a Nonconformist, in times when good Churchmen showed their piety by wrecking chapels and " rabbling" ministers. - "Oxford", Lang, Andrew.
- I might have put it, 'In the King's name, ' but what I meant was that we are to proceed in decency and order- no unseemly rabbling, scuffling, or mischief making- otherwise ye have me to reckon with. - "The Dew of Their Youth", S. R. Crockett.