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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

garboil

\GAHR-boil\ , noun;
1.
Archaic. confusion.
Quotes:
I am at your pleasure; dispose of me as you will without further garboil.
-- William T. Vollmann, Argall: The True Story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, 2001
"...I wouldn't mind if she weren't a prominent person of the kind that's always in some sort of garboil. That would mean more trouble, sooner or later…"
-- L. Sprague de Camp, "The Gnarly Man," 1939
Origin:
Garboil hails from the Old Italian garbuglio. It entered English in the mid-1500s.
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