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warble2

[wawr-buh l] /ˈwɔr bəl/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
a small, hard tumor on a horse's back, produced by the galling of the saddle.
2.
a lump in the skin of an animal's back, containing the larva of a warble fly.
Origin
obsolete Swedish
1575-1585
1575-85; origin uncertain; compare obsolete Swedish varbulde boil
Related forms
warbled, adjective
unwarbled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unwarbled

warble1

/ˈwɔːbəl/
verb
1.
to sing (words, songs, etc) with trills, runs, and other embellishments
2.
(transitive) to utter in a song
3.
(US) another word for yodel
noun
4.
the act or an instance of warbling
Word Origin
C14: via Old French werbler from Germanic; compare Frankish hwirbilōn (unattested), Old High German wirbil whirlwind; see whirl

warble2

/ˈwɔːbəl/
noun (vet science)
1.
a small lumpy abscess under the skin of cattle caused by infestation with larvae of the warble fly
2.
a hard tumorous lump of tissue on a horse's back, caused by prolonged friction of a saddle
Derived Forms
warbled, adjective
Word Origin
C16: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for unwarbled

warble

v.

c.1300, from Old North French werbler "to sing with trills and quavers," from Frankish *werbilon (cf. Old High German wirbil "whirlwind," German Wirbel "whirl, whirlpool, tuning peg, vertebra," Middle Dutch wervelen "to turn, whirl"); see whirl. The noun meaning "tune, melody" is recorded from c.1300. Related: Warbled; warbling.

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