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Dibble meaning

dibble - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. make a hole with a wooden hand tool; " dibble the ground"
  2. 2. plant with a wooden hand tool; " dibble Spring bulbs"
  3. 3. A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which no set out plants or to plant seeds.
  4. 4. To dib or dip frequently, as in angling.
  5. 5. To plant with a dibble; to make holes in ( soil) with a dibble, for planting.
  6. 6. To make holes or indentations in, as if with a dibble.
  7. 7. A gardening tool for making holes in the earth.
  8. 8. To plant with a dibble.
  9. 9. Pointed tool for planting.

dibble - examples of usage

  1. But she was not demure at all when two months afterwards she sat on the little bridge in the sunset, watching the very same ducks dibble with their yellow bills in the brook that trickled so musically over the stones, while Michael stood beside her, lazily throwing in pebbles for Booty's amusement; on the contrary, she was laughing and talking with a great deal of animation, and, strange to say, she wore the gray tweed, and the deerstalker cap was on her bright brown hair. - "Lover or Friend", Rosa Nouchette Carey.
  2. Put the plant in its place, thrust the dibble down at a sharp angle with the plant, and below it, and move it up to it. - "Soil Culture", J. H. Walden.
  3. Spanish fly in his fly or mustard plaster on his dibble. - "Ulysses", James Joyce.
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